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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Arctic flying

From: Ørjan Pettersen
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Arctic flying
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 08:50:07 +0100
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Where are home?

I'm sitting in Tromsoe, Norway. Interesting to hear about projects flying not to far from here. But sadly to far to visit.

Any webpage with information?

Oerjan Pettersen

Roman Krashanitsa wrote:
Hi Martin,
Glad to hear that everything works there! Very interesting project too.
Are you taking pictures? Would love to see some.
When do you plan to come back home? Roman

2009/3/24 <address@hidden <mailto:address@hidden>>


    we are back in the Arctic flying Paparazzi aircrafts on Svalbard (N78°
    E15°) doing geophysical research. There are two teams operating near
    Longyearbyen, one on the apron of Longyearbyen airport (LYR) and the
    other at the old northern lights research station in the Adventalen
    valley. Currently we can get permission to fly up to 1500m outside the
    airport opening times. The Paparazzi aircrafts work perfectly...for
    humans it is just a little cold. Last night we had -32°C (-25°F)
    on the

    The aircrafts are flying vertical and horizontal surveys to measure
    temperature, humidity and pressure. Wind is estimated by flying and
    gliding in circles. The aircrafts operate over open land, in the
    over ice and water. The air layers show very strange effects,
    in the valley. Last night we "surfed" on a wave of air that was
    down and bouncing up from the surrounding mountains. Without the motor
    turned on the Funjet soared up 1m/s for several minutes at 1330m. The
    aircrafts nose was pushed down to sink and the Funjet is not a
    glider at

    Will keep you posted...


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