Mission Summary
20160828I1 Aircraft 43RF
Tropical Depression 09

Aircraft Crew (43RF)
Aircraft CommanderChristopher Kerns
Co-pilotAdam Abitbol
Co-pilotRobert Mitchell
Flight EngineerPaul Darby
Flight EngineerJosh Sanchez
NavigatorTim Gallagher
Flight DirectorIan Sears
Flight DirectorJess Williams
System EngineerTerry Lynch
Data TechnicianMike Mascaro
Dropsonde OperatorTodd Richards
Scientific Crew (43RF)
LPS/DropsondeJon Zawislak (FIU/UM/CIMAS/HRD)
RadarBachir AnnaneHRD

Proposed NOAA 43 track

Final flight track

Mission Plan :

NOAA 43RF will conduct an NHC-tasked reconnaissance mission into AL99 in the Florida Straits. If time allows, N43 will climb to 10 kft for a rotated Figure 4, and/or climb to a higher altitude and execute a lawnmower pattern in the environment ahead of AL99.

Mission Summary :

Take off Landing
MacDill AFB, FL 17:03 UTC MacDill AFB, FL 00:36 UTC

NOAA 43RF conducted an NHC-tasked reconnaissance mission into AL99 in the Florida Straits. Data from 2500 ft closed the circulation and provided the necessary information to upgrade to TD9. Once released from NHC-tasking, N43 climbed to 29 kft and conducted a lawnmower survey with 8 drops in the environment west and north of TD9. Drops were located on the turn and end points of the 2.5 leg, east-west oriented lawnmower.

Jon Zawislak
Sept. 7, 2016

Mission Data :

Flight Level wind plots

SFMR wind plots

Flight track

Temperature and Moisture

Wind and Atlitude

NetCDF data | Flight Director's log | Flight Director's manifest | 1 second data | serial data

LPS log | Radar log | Drop log

Page last updated Sept. 14, 2016
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