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NOAA Gulfstream IV-SP
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Generally NOAA-mission specific projects. Usually reserved for annual hurrcane studies June-October and winter storm reconnaissance November-March. Project schedules http://www.aoc.noaa.gov/projects.htm. Reimbursable projects considered as schedules allow.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
While NOAA programs are usually planned three years in advance, requests for the use of these aircraft can be made anytime. Requests for aircraft time should be submitted on NOAA Form 56-48 which can be found at: http://www.omao.noaa.gov/fleettimereq.html Instructions for its completion and submission are also located at this website. Any questions regarding this procedure can be addressed to the Chief, Programs, AOC at 813-828-3310 x3076
Airborne Platforms
Gulfsteam IV high altitude, high speed, twin turbofan jet aircraft instrumented for dropsondes and limited air chemistry missions.
CONTACT
Dr. James McFadden
NOAA/Aircraft Operations Center
P.O. Box 6829 MacDill AFB, FL 33608-0829
(813) 828-3310 X 3076
jim.d.mcfadden@noaa.gov
http://www.aoc.noaa.gov/
SECONDARY CONTACT
Programs Office
NOAA
813-828-3310 x3127
SPECIFICATIONS
Aircraft TypeGulfstream IV-SP (G-IV, Special Performance)
Payload31,300 lbs
Range3800 nm. (with a 1 hour fuel reserve)
Ceiling45,000
Endurance8 hrs. 45 minutes (with 1 hour fuel reserve)
Capabilitylimited cloud penetrations
Airspeed RangeMach .77-.80, 440-460 kts.
Runway Requirements7,000 ft minimum (density altitude dependent)
Max Takeoff Weight74,600
Max Fuel Weight29,500
Flight Crew7
Number of Seats1-2 depending on configuration
Airworthiness CertificateCertified
Typical UsesDropsonde missions in support of Hurricane and Winter Storm Reconnaisance
Data SystemNCAR winds system
Special Field Support NeedsOxygen (gaseous) @ 1800 psi for servicing aircraft Maintenance support equipment, e.g., B-4 stand Ground Power Cart: 60 KVA, 115/230 400Hz
Research Power
Cabin Environmentpressurized
Rack Space Availableseveral standard 19" racks
Available Inlets1
Available Aperturesnone
Available Hard Pointsnone
External Podsnone
Standard InstrumentsNCAR AVAPS GPS dropsonde system
Training Requirementsclass 3 medical
CommunicationsINMARSAT, IRIDIUM, VHF, and HF for science communication
Available Instrumentslimited air chemistry probes
Other Systems
User Support
REFERENCES
Aircraft characteristics are documented at http://www.aoc.noaa.gov/aircraft_g4.htm
UPDATED ON
19 Oct 2009 13:09