Mission Summary
20170906N1 Aircraft 49RF
Hurricane Irma (AL11)
Synoptic Surveillance

Aircraft Crew (49RF)
Aircraft CommanderTwining
Co-pilotFritzler
Flight DirectorRich Henning
Flight DirectorJess Williams
System EngineerJoe Greene
Data TechnicianPatal
Data TechnicianGabe DeFeo
Dropsonde OperatorDelgado
MechanicNegron


Original Proposed NOAA 49 track

Actual Synoptic Surveillance NOAA 49 track

Mission Plan :

NOAA 49RF (N49) will fly a synoptic surveillance mission from Barbados into Hurricane Irma.

HURRICANE SYNOPTIC SURVEILLANCE MISSION PLAN: IRMA
Prepared by the National Hurricane Center
September 05, 2017 4:38:24 PM
Aircraft: N49RF
Proposed takeoff: 06/1730Z
DROP LOCATION TABLE
# LAT LON Time
deg min deg min hr:min
1 14 30 -65 00 0:46
2 17 30 -68 30 1:23
3 16 39 -67 52 1:32
4 16 05 -66 40 1:43
5 16 05 -65 20 1:53
6 16 39 -64 08 2:04
7 17 54 -63 06 2:17
8 19 09 -63 00 2:27
9 20 18 -63 18 2:37
10 21 21 -64 08 2:48
11 21 55 -65 20 2:58
12 21 55 -66 40 3:09
13 21 21 -67 52 3:19
14 20 18 -68 42 3:30
15 22 00 -70 00 3:48
16 22 00 -71 30 3:59
17 22 00 -73 00 4:11
18 22 00 -74 30 4:23
19 24 00 -76 00 4:43
20 24 00 -74 30 4:55
21 24 00 -73 00 5:07
22 24 00 -71 30 5:18
23 24 00 -70 00 5:30
24 24 00 -68 30 5:42
25 24 00 -67 00 5:54
26 26 00 -67 00 6:10
27 26 00 -68 30 6:22
28 26 00 -70 00 6:33
29 26 00 -71 30 6:45
30 26 00 -73 00 6:56
31 26 00 -74 30 7:08
32 26 00 -76 00 7:20
33 26 00 -77 30 7:31

Mission Summary :

Take off Landing
Barbados, BWI 17:16 UTC Fort Lauderdale, FL 01:23 UTC

33 drops, all good, all sent.

Problems :


Mission Data :


Flight track

Temperature and Moisture

Wind and Atlitude

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