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Monthly Archive: December 2012

Flight 55 Report

Flight path of FH 55

Success (-ish)! The conditions were challenging but the crew stepped up to the plate and we were able to get most of our experiments off the ground and into the stratosphere. We were able to launch despite wind gusts in the 30mph range. The winds were coming almost straight out of the south which meant …

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Reality Blows

The NWS recently updated the forecast to include 32mph gusts come launch time. Remember my previous mention of 15mph winds being our cutoff for a reliable launch condition? What does this mean? Well, we’re going through with this thrice scheduled launch and we’re just going to have to be real smart, real creative and real …

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The Show Must Go On

Predicted path for this Saturday's flight

I just wanted to update everyone on this Saturday’s flight. The long awaited FH Flight #55 is set to go despite less than optimal conditions. The predicted track is putting us about 80 miles ENE near Plymouth, IN. The sounding model shows that we should expect jet stream winds up to 118mph at an altitude …

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