Logistics

Outline of the logistical arrangements for HIPPO Global.

General plan:

The NCAR/NSF GV (HIAPER) will take off from RMMA, carrying the essential crew, instrumentation, minimal spares and tools and start its global survey by flying to Anchorage, AK. In Anchorage, the GV will (most likely) be based at a FAA FIFO (Flight Inspection Field Office), a secure fedaral facility. Access to the FIFO is by access card, which will be obtained by EOL in advance. We will most likely have only a few cards and will coordinate access to the building. Early support staff who will arrive in advance will receive their card at FIFO upon arrival.

In Hawaii the GV will most (most likely) be stationed at a commercial FBO, Air Service Hawaii. The FBO will provide transportation to and from hotel as necessary. Hotel charges (and this is a general rule for the entire project) will be paid by each individual, although EOL will make reservations for the entire crew.

In Christchurch we intend to coordinate support with the NSF OPP facility and will update this page when we have more information. Same applies to Punta Arenas, which Vidal Salazar will visit in October 2008 to locate and assess the availability of support and supplies.

Return path along the coast of South America is still TBD, although the initial thoughts are to land in Arica, Chile to avoid obtaining research permits from Peru.

EOL will establish three locations for the GV support along the HIPPO Global flight track:

Anchorage (AK)

There will be a round robin flight from here, so two days are available for instrument support. 

Logistic contacts
Shipping: Please send to:
                                        Your Name - HIPPO  Attention to: Victor E. Flint
                                        DOT / FAA  / ANC FIFO
                                        4610 Old International Airport Rd
                                        Anchorage, Alaska  99502
Contact person in Anchorage:
                                        Victor E. Flint
                                        Anchorage Line Station Supervisor
                                        FAA, AJW-3411B
                                        Office (907) 271-2414
                                        FAX  (907) 271-1563
HOTEL Reservations:
                Please call:
                                        The Hotel Captain Cook
                                        Phone: 907-276-6000
                                        Fax: 907-343-2211
                                        www.captaincook.com
                                        HIPPO rate $99 +Tax - Group # is: 6703 - HIPPO Global
Chemicals, Gases, Dry Ice, etc:
                Please contact:
                                        Air Liquide
                                        Please call 2 days in advance to reserve the supplies
                                        You can pay on the spot with a credit card

                                        The number to call 2 days in advance is: (907) 564 9737  ask to talk to Larry
                                        If any problems, the main office is: (907) 562 2080

EOL Ground Support in Alaska
                                        Vidal Salazar
                                        vidal@ucar.edu
                                        cell: (720) 771 5018

Christchurch (NZ)

For more details, please read the December 2008 Site Survey Report.

There will be a round robin flight from here, so two days are available for instrument support.

Shipping:
Shipments should be consigned "Freight Prepaid".                                                                                            Send an email with the Air Waybill number to CHC-CourierNotifications@usap.gov for easier tracking. Also send a copy of the shipping list and AWB to vidal@ucar.edu.                                                                                          Use the following shipping address:

NSF HIPPO project, G-V aircraft N677F
c/o Raytheon Polar Services (NZ) Limited
Gate 1, Orchard Road
Christchurch International Airport
Christchurch 8053
New Zealand
Tel: +64-3-358-8139
FAX: +64-3-358-1479

Contact person at USAP in Christchurch NZ:                                                                                                                                   Phil Ambler, CHCH Terminal Operations Manager     + 64 3 358 1470

HOTEL Reservations:

                                       Copthorne Hotel Commodore
                                       449 Memorial Avenue
                                       Christchurch 8544, New Zealand
                                       Phone: 64-3-358 8129; reservations@commodore.net.nz               
                                     
Chemicals, Gases, Dry Ice, etc:
                Please contact:
                                        BOC
                                        P.O. Box 11161
                                        NZ-Sockburn, Christchurch, Canterbury 8042
                                        phone:  0800 111333
                                        Fax:       +64 3 3430463
                                       

                                Physical address:
                                21 Epsom Road
                                Sockburn, Canterbury 8042, New Zealand

Additional source for Chemicals, Gases, Dry Ice, etc:
                Please contact:
                                        Air Liquide
                                        P.O. Box 16134
                                        NZ-Christchurch
                                        phone:  +64 3 3446033
                                        Fax:       +64 3 349 4337
                                        info@asco.co.nz

                                Physical address:
                                7 Canterbury Street
                                Hornby, Canterbury 8042, New Zealand

EOL Ground Support in Christchurch
                                        Brigitte Baeuerle
                                        baeuerle@ucar.edu
                                        cell: (303) 579 1601

San Jose (Costa Rica).

Costa Rica Local Contact:

Ing. Cornelia Miller Granados, MBA
Coordinadora
Programa de Investigaciones Aerotransportadas
y Sensores Remotos
PRIAS-CeNAT
Tel.  2232 3605
Fax 2232 0423
Apdo Postal 1174-1200 Pavas
1.5 Km. Norte de la Embajada Americana, Rohrmoser

Hotel in Costa Rica:        Ramada Herradura (www.lbolanos@ramadaherradura.com)

Hotel Herradura will provide transportation Airport-Hotel-Airport for the HIPPO Crew (including ground crew) but you must be guest of the hotel.  The hotel is offering a rate of 120 USD + tax  breakfast included. To make a reservation, please email your request to lbolanos@ramadaherradura.com and mention the HIPPO Group or call the hotel directly: Ramada Plaza Herradura Tel. (506) 2209-9825 | 2209-9800 and mention the HIPPO Group.

Shipping information:

 All shipments will be handled by the USA Embassy in Costa Rica, office of the GSO. All items must be addressed as follows:

General Services Officer, United States Embassy
ATTN: MS Sonia Solano, HIPPO - NCAR Project (NASA Hangar)
U.S. Mailing Address: US Embassy San Jose, APO AA 34020
Customs and Shipping telephone (506) 2519-2409 cell phone: (506) 837 94339
All the documentation regarding the shipment(s) including Bill of Lading, Air Bill, Inventory, etc, etc MUST have "DIPLOMATIC CARGO" WRITTEN, STAMPED OR STENCILED ON IT.

You must notify Vidal Salazar (vidal@ucar.edu) before the sipment leaves your warehouse/office.


Each of these locations will have an identified point of contact (POC) for shipping supplies; a contact for local vendors who can supply LN2 and dry ice; some provision for storage of supplies in anticipation of the arrival of the GV and a recommended hotel for staff. We will also try to arrange for some limited lab space, most likely to include table space and chairs.

It is recommended that support staff be sent to these locations to meet the aircraft and assist the onboard crew with instrument maintenance, or swap crew members for future flight legs.

Any major repairs to the instruments should only be planned at one of these locations.

EOL will attempt to locate hotels with the best possible internet connectivity. If this does not work at some locations, an alternative connection will be researched as well; it is not clear at this point what this connection will consist of.