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NOAA Lake Renegade Seawolf
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The NOAA Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES) process begins building platform requirements for the planning year three years in advance of the execution year. Formal platform requests should be submitted to the Program Managers prior to the Program Baseline Assessment process each April on the appropriate form (list follows below) with copies submitted to Line Office Fleet Working Group Representatives. Once the requester completes the form and submits it to the Program, the Program Managers validate and prioritize the requirements from an overall NOAA Strategic Plan and Program Outcome perspective. The Program Managers then provide an overview of requests to the Goal Teams for prioritization within the Mission Goal. As additional information becomes available, or as conditions warrant, an updated form specifying the change shall be submitted to keep the Fleet Services Sub Goal Lead, OMAO and the Fleet Council advised of all pertinent facts. Any questions regarding this procedure can be addressed to the Chief, Program Services and Outsourcing Division at (301)713-3435, extension 135.
Airborne Platforms
The Lake Renegade Seawolf (LA-27) is a rugged, adaptable, single turbo-charged piston engine amphibious aircraft designed for nearshore low-level surveys.The Lake aircraft has been used for biological surveys including red drum, sea turtle and marine mammal surveys, as well as on site terrain observations.
Dr. James McFadden
NOAA/Aircraft Operations Center
P.O. Box 6829 MacDill AFB, FL 33608-0829
(813) 828-3310 X 3076
Aircraft TypeThe Lake Renegade Seawolf (LA-27) is a single turbo-charged piston engine
Payload1000 lbs (fuel, personnel, cargo)
Range1500 NM
Ceiling12,500 feet (without supplemental cabin oxygen)
Endurance12 hours
CapabilityBubble windows on each side of cabin (removeable), hardpoints (with jettison capability) for camera pod attachment, wing camera pod, modified ventilation system with individual air ducts for rear seat passengers
Airspeed Range120 knots
Runway Requirements
Max Takeoff Weight3700 lbs. (weight above 3450 lbs should consist of under wing fuel/ stores)
Max Fuel Weight40 U.S. Gallons main tank 14 gallons aux tanks, 34 gallons wing tanks 34 gallons drop tank
Flight Crew1
Number of Seats3
Airworthiness Certificatepublic
Typical Usesaerial biological surveys including red drum, sea turtle and marine mammal surveys, as well as on site terrain observations
Data Systemuser supplied
Special Field Support Needs
Research PowerTwo 70 ampere alternators
Cabin Environmentunpressurized
Rack Space Available19" rack
Available Inletsnone
Available Aperturesbubble windows
Available Hard Pointsjettision capable
External Podsnone
Standard InstrumentsGPS/ Loran-C navigation system with scientific data drop, radar altimeter, Dual VHF radios, real-time L1/L2 band differential GPS antenna, Trimble Pro X/R GPS receiver is plugged into this antenna and allows the crew to view moving map displays of the survey area as well as record detailed ancillary data collected during flight.
Training Requirementsclass 3 medical
Available Instrumentscameras
Other Systemsphotographic pod
User Support
Aircraft characteristics are documented at http://www.aoc.noaa.gov/aircraft_lake.htm
NOAA-64 is also used for emergency response scenarios, such as oil spills. The aircraft is equipped with external fuel tanks, bubble windows, and NATO hardpoints.
3 Sep 2009 13:47