|Lead Scientist||Rob Rogers|
|Radar Scientist||Paul Leighton|
|AXBT Scientist||Eric Uhlhorn|
|CBLAST Scientist||Jeff French|
|CBLAST Scientist||Jim Lasswell|
|CBLAST Scientist||Trina Lichendorf|
|SRA Scientist||Ed Walsh|
N43RF will fly an CBLAST/SFMR surface wind mission into Hurricane Jeanne. Takeoff time will be at 11 AM EDT from MacDill AFB, FL, and recovery will be at Cecil Field Jacksonville, FL around 8 PM. N43RF will then have a down day in order to undergo a chemical wash of the engines.
N43RF flew a CBLAST/SFMR surface wind mission into Hurricane Jeanne. Takeoff time was at 11:15 AM EDT from MacDill AFB, FL, and recovered at Cecil Field Jacksonville, FL around 8 PM. N43RF executed a CBLAST stair-step descent pattern but only down to 900 feet. This was halted due to the aircraft's close proximity to Jeanne's RMW. There were also a few communication glitches while attempting to coordinate with N42RF. The Scripps camera system, PDA, SRA, and radar all performed well during the flight. Ten new prototype dropsondes were released in the eyewall, and all obtained winds through the boundary layer down to or near the 10-m level.
There was a problem with the BAT probe's dynamic presure sensor; however, Jeff French should have it repaired by later today (9/23).
Mission Data :
Temperature and Moisture
Wind and Atlitude