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Manuel Gutleben, 10/05/2016 09:04 AM

NAWDEX 2016 Campaign (HALO & Falcon)

This is the official blog for the NAWDEX campaign, a webpage that can be edited by all NAWDEX team members that are registered. The aim is to inform all NAWDEX participants and interested colleagues about the campaign and to share the planning material. If you need information about the international NAWDEX Project please refer to and for the HALO/Falcon Project please refer to

In case you should have any questions please contact: andreas.schaefler[at]

NAWDEX daily campaign schedule

[last change: 04 Oct, 2016, 12:15 UT]

If not stated otherwise, all timings given below after September 18 are referring to UT, which is LT in Iceland.

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016

Aircraft schedule:

  • DLR Falcon

2 Flights planned for Tuesday

05:00 --- Power on the aircraft
07:00 --- Pulling the aircraft out of Hangar, Fueling
08:00 --- Take-Off (approx. flight time: 3:30h)
11:30 --- Landing

12:00 --- Fueling
13:10 --- Take-Off (approx. flight time: 2:30h)
15:40 --- Landing

Flight Crew: Philipp Weber, Stefan Grillenbeck, David Woudsma, Benjamin Witschas, Oliver Lux

Meeting times for entry into the airport at Golden Gate

04:30 (Engelbert, Oliver, Olli, Benny, David); Gate -> Hangar: Engelbert, Olli

Meeting times for entry into the airport at Silver Gate

07:00 (Stefan Grillenbeck, Philipp Weber); Gate -> Hangar: Katrin/Stefan


Due to a technical problem with the aircraft, today´s flight had to be cancelled.
There will definitely be no HALO flight today.
We had to order a spare part and hope to get it to Keflavik tomorrow.

Monday, Oct 03, 2016

Aircraft schedule:

  • DLR Falcon

no flight

09:00 - 16:00 --- Power on the aircraft

Meeting times for entry into the airport at Silver Gate

08:30 (Engelbert, Oliver, Olli, Benny, Stephan, David); Gate -> Hangar: Engelbert, Olli


tbd (due to repair)


Position Name Contact (Email) mobile phone
HALO/Falcon Campaign Steering Group: X X X
Scientific Manager: Jim Doyle James.Doyle[at] X
Technical Manager: X X X
Chief Forecaster: Julian Quinting julian.quinting[at] X
Instrument Manager: Manuel Gutleben manuel.gutleben[at] X
Coordinator Ground-Based Observations: Jacob Maddison j.maddison[at]
Mission Scientist (D-CMET) 02. Oct Oliver Reitebuch oliver.reitebuch[at] +354 8667413
Mission Scientist (D-ADLR) X
Mission Scientist (ground) X
DLR-FX Operations Stefan Hempe stefan.hempe[at] +49 172 20 00 688
DLR-FX Project manager in Keflavik Katrin Witte katrin.witte[at] +49 172 741 3066

Planning Summary Matrix (from 19 Sep 2016, 23:25 UTC)

Instrument and Aircraft Status Matrix (from 5 Okt 2016, 09:00 UTC)

Observation Coordination Matrix( from XX Sep 2016, XX:XX UTC)