Hurricane City Hurricane TV CaneTalk Logo
CaneTalk Forum | Search Messages | Post a New Message | Member Map

| HurricaneCity | Tropical Atlantic | Chat Room | Board Rules

Re: Gonzo out of commision :(

Posted by Chris in Tampa on 9/27/2017, 7:22 pm

I wondered what was wrong. I saw one mission never left and wondered why.

I see now that they do say "This mission was cancelled due to mechanical problems." a few times here:

If they need the high altitude data and they can't get the National Science Foundation (NSF) aircraft, they need to use the Air Force aircraft as high as they can dropping sondes. I don't know what's involved with getting the Global Hawk ready. If it was going to be a lengthy outage, maybe something could be arranged with that.

And of course long term, a backup high altitude jet would be nice, but I don't know if that will happen. I didn't even realize they passed a law about that. I haven't read the law, but with other alternatives that might be available they might be able to not be required to have another plane. Even if they got one, we'd probably be talking about it taking time. I would think getting another G-IV like aircraft would be easier than getting another P-3 like aircraft. P-3 has to be able to go into storms. G-IV only has to fly around them. Modifications should be easier for G-IV like aircraft. If there is any wiggle room though, I just don't think they'll be able to get another plane. Congress would have to spell it out very clearly, such as "NOAA, go buy another G-IV like plane as a backup and here is the money allocated to do so". (Maybe they have, I haven't read the bill, but I just doubt it was that clear.)


In this thread:

Gonzo out of commision :( - cypresstx, 9/27/2017, 2:51 pm

< Return to message board

Post A Reply



Add Smiley:

Add Image (Tutorial):
Image URL:

Embed Video or other Social Media:
Page URL of YouTube Video: Add
Page URL of Facebook post or image (not image URL): Add
Page URL of Twitter tweet: Add
Page URL of recorded Ustream Video: Add
Page URL of Vine Video: Add
If you prefer to embed something manually for any of these sites, you can also do that. For Ustream, you can only embed live videos manually rather than using the above feature. No other sites are currently supported.

If you embed something manually please be aware that due to the security restrictions on some browsers manually entering embedded code may not allow it to appear correctly when you view it. However, after you post the message it will work properly. This will not be a problem if you use the above feature to add embedded content.