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NOAA Gulfstream Jet Prop Commander 1000 (695A)
Generally used to conduct NOAA aerial snow survey operations in the snow-affected regions of the United States and Canada during the snow season (October-April). It is available for other NOAA and reimbursable projects as the schedule allows.
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
Gulfstream Jet Prop Commander 1000 (AC-695A) is a stable high-wing, pressurized, twin-engine turboprop aircraft that is suitable for a variety of missions.
Dr. James McFadden
NOAA/Aircraft Operations Center
P.O. Box 6829 MacDill AFB, FL 33608-0829
(813) 828-3310 X 3076
Aircraft TypeJet Prop Commander AC-695A
Payload3,950 lbs (fuel, personnel, cargo) Max Fuel Load 3,175 lbs. Cabin volume 278 cu ft, Cabin Doors: 47 in x 26 in,
Range 1700 nm with fuel reserves
Ceiling35,000 feet
Endurance6 hr
Capabilitylimited cloud penetrations
Airspeed Range120-250 knots
Runway Requirements
Max Takeoff Weight11,250 lbs
Max Fuel Weight3,175 lbs
Flight Crew3
Number of Seats1
Airworthiness Certificatepublic use
Typical Usessnow surveys using gamma radiation detector
Data SystemUser supplied
Special Field Support Needs
Research Power115V AC, 60 Hz
Cabin Environmentpressurized
Rack Space Available
Available Inlets
Available Apertures
Available Hard Points
External Pods
Standard Instruments
Training Requirementsclass 3 medical
Available Instruments
Other Systems
User Support
Aircraft characteristics are documented at http://www.aoc.noaa.gov/aircraft_jet_prop.htm
Further information regarding the snow survey program can be obtained by accessing the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center website at http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov.
19 Oct 2009 14:12