Work Schedule

HIPPO Global Phase V schedule of daily activities. Note that this schedule is in Local Time to serve as a daily reference for GV crew. Actual flights are dated in UTC.

HIPPO Global Phase V is finished. No further updates to this work schedule will be posted.

Friday, September 9: RF14 from Anchorage to Jeffco. Schedule is tentative, subject to coordination with instrument teams. Leaving the hotel at 0620, stopping by the store to pick up food for lunch. Power and access at 0700, take off at 0800. If possible we would like to finish instrument warm-up in the air in order to provide for a reasonably early arrival time in Jeffco (1600 local). Estimated flight duration 5.5 hours.

Thursday, September 8: RF13 to the N. Pole. Leaving the hotel at 0630, stopping by the store to pick up food for lunch. Power and access at 0700, take off at 0900. Estimated flight duration 9+ hours.

Wednesday, September 7: Maintenance day in Anchorage. Maintenance day, power and access from 0800 to 1600. Meet in the lobby to leave for maintenance at 0740. Teleconference to discuss the Polar flight at 1100 AK time.

Tuesday, September 6: RF12 from Kona to Anchorage. Leaving the hotel at 0720, stopping by the store to pick up food for lunch. Power and access at 0800, take off at 1000. Estimated flight duration 8+ hours.

Monday, 9/5: Maintenance day, power and access from 0800 to 1600. Meet in the lobby to leave for maintenance at 0730. No telecon, visit catalog instead.

Sunday, 9/4: Hard down day. No power or access to the GV.

Saturday, 9/3: RF11 from Rarotonga to Kona. Power and access at 0800, take-off at 1000. Meet for departure to the GV at 0740 in the lobby.

Friday, 9/2 US time: Maintenance day, power and access from 0800 to 1600. Meet in the lobby to leave for maintenance at 0745.

Friday, 9/2 NZ time: RF10 to Rarotonga. Meet in the lobby for departure at 0720, power and access at 0800, take off at 1000.

Thursday, 9/1 NZ time: Maintenance day, power and access from 0800 to 1600. Prepare all cargo to be returned from NZ in the hangar and make sure it is properly labeled. There is a possibility that it may leav eearly (next week) on an opportune C-17.

Wednesday, 8/31 NZ time: Hard down day, no power or access to the GV.

Tuesday, 8/30 NZ time: RF09 to S. Pole. Flight plan is TBD; expect 8.5 hour duration, 0800 power and access and 1000 take off. Possible Lauder overflight on the return, fuel reserve and weather permitting.

Monday, 8/29 NZ time: Maintenance day, departure from the hotel at 0740, power and access from 0800 to 1600 or until finished with maintenance.

Saturday 8/27 (28 NZ time): RF08 from Rarotonga to Christchurch. Departure from the hotel at 0730; power and access at 0800, take off at 1000. ETA in Christchurch approximately 1630 local. Estimated flight duration 7.5 hours if Lauder overpass is feasible; <7 hours if Lauder is overcast. Expect descent from the high profile, with Lauder about in the middle of it.

Friday, 8/26: Maintenance day. Departure to the airport at 0745 from the hotel; power and access from 0800 to 1600 or when finished. Expect satcom access as needed. Telecon may be requested by the PIs, please refer to your E-mail in the morning of 8/26.

Thursday, 8/25: Hard down day, no power or access to the GV.

Wednesday, 8/24: RF07 from Kona to Rarotonga. Departure from the hotel at 0720; power and access at 0800; take off at 1000. Estimated flight duration 8.5 hours.

Tuesday, 8/23: Maintenance day in Kona, from 0800 to 1600 or until finished. Depart from the lobby of the hotel at 0730. Teleconference to plan out RF07 tentatively at 1100 Hawaii time (1500 MDT, 1700 EDT).

Monday, 8/22: RF06 to Kona, HI via Cold Bay. Power and access at 0800, take off at 1000, estimated flight duration 8 hours. Expect 8 dips.

Sunday, 8/21: Maintenance day, from 0800 to 1600 or until finished. Pavel will stop by the lobby of Captain Cook (near the front desk) at 0740 to pick up anybody needing a ride to the airplane. People may wish to bring a lunch to the airplane to help save time for a lunch trip. For the 1100 AK time telecon people are welcome to gather in room #1276 or dial in from your room.

Saturday, 8/20: Hard down day in Anchorage. No power or access to the GV.

Friday, 8/19: RF05 to the N. Pole. Power and access at 0800, take off at 1000. Estimated flight duration 8.5 hours. Pavel will be in the lobby at 0720 ready for departure with a plan to stop at Carrs on the way to pick up lunch for the flight.

Thursday, 8/18: RF04 to the N. Pole. Power and access at 0800, take off at 1000. Estimated flight duration 8.5 hours. Pavel will be in the lobby at 0720 ready for departure with a plan to stop at Carrs on the way to pick up lunch for the flight. Flight was cut short due to QCLS computer problem.

Wednesday, 8/17: Maintenance day, from 0800 to 1600 or until finished. Pavel will stop by the lobby of Captain Cook (near the front desk) at 0740 to pick up anybody needing a ride to the airplane. People may wish to bring a lunch to the airplane to help save time for a lunch trip. For the 1100 AK time telecon people are welcome to gather in room #1276 or dial in from your room.

Tuesday, 8/16: RF03, departure to Anchorage. Power and access at 0700,
take off at 0900. Estimated flight duration 7 hours.Thursday, August 11: RF02 to study gas extraction areas in Texas. Power and access at 0700, take-off at 0900. Estimated flight duration 6 hours.

Monday, 8/15: Maintenance day, 0730 to 1600.

Sunday, 8/14: Hard down day.

Saturday, 8/13: As of now, day off, no power or access. If an issue develops that requires extra time to fix, let me know ASAP so people can be scheduled to provide power and access.

Friday, 8/12: Maintenance day, 0730 to 1600

Wednesday, August 10. Maintenance day. Power and access from 0730 to 1600. If you need access past 1600 please advise RAF as soon as you learn you need it. Flight planning meeting at 1400 in the RAF conference room.

Tuesday, August 9: RF01. Power and access at 0700, take-off at 0900. Estimated flight duration 5 hours. The flight will target WLEF tall tower and TCCON site, and conduct 3 low approaches in the US corn belt.