The Global Hawk sets up for its first flight of the 2017 hurricane season

As part of NASA’s East Pacific Origins and Characteristics of Hurricanes (EPOCH) field campaign, the Global Hawk is scheduled to fly tonight for a 22-h mission over Tropical Storm Franklin. The Global Hawk will take off at 7PM Pacific (10PM Eastern) from NASA’s Armstrong Research Flight Facility, in Edwards, CA. Here is the proposed flight track for the Global Hawk. The squares on the flight track (in blue) indicate where the Global Hawk will launch dropsondes.