Important dates

  • 6 March 2017: Start of instrument upload into the Falcon research aircraft at DLR
  • 7 March 2017: Integration of CCNC, A-HEAD, tubing
  • 8 March 2017: Integration of 2µm lidar, tubing
  • 9 March 2017: Integration of 2µm lidar, mechanical approval
  • 10 March 2017: GTR, EMV test
  • 10 March 2017: Latest possible delivery of air freight to DLR
  • 15 March 2017: Customs inspection air freight ("Zollbeschau Luftfracht")
  • 15 March 2017: Start testing instruments
  • 27 – 31 March 2017: Two test flights
  • 3 April 2017: Falcon transfer flight from Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany) to Paphos (Cyprus)
  • 4 – 30 April 2017: Intensive A-LIFE observation period during which the Falcon research aircraft will be based at Paphos airport (Cyprus) and ground-based instruments are operated
  • 30 April 2017: Falcon back-transfer from Cyprus to Oberpfaffenhofen
  • 2-3 May 2017: Download of instruments from Falcon