Plan of the Day 8/04/02

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Plan of the Day

Posted On: 08/04/02 10:41 AM CDT

Next Flight Date: 8/04/02

Altus Status: Fly

Hands Off: 1100 EDT (1500 UTC)

Estimated Takeoff: 1230 EDT (1630 UTC)

Estimated Landing: 1900 EDT (2300 UTC)

Daily Objectives:
Conduct scientific checkout mission in the Everglade. Thunderstorms forecast to form later in the afternoon, with a higher probability toward northern portion of COA region. Flight will provide opportunity to see how aircraft and payload function at altitudes of 40 - 50 kft. Estimated flying time 6.5 hours or less (especially if no storm development in target area).
9:00 EDT weather briefing to re-evaluate discision.
11:30 EDT weather re-evaluation and pilot briefing.

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