Three main flights zones were possible for the ATR42:
- The green zone corresponds to Longyearbyen-Longyearbyen flights with a duration of 3h30 and a radius of 400 nautical miles, albeit some limitations to the east and north.
- The blue zone corresponds to flights in the direction of an airport north of Norway with a refuel there
- The red zone corresponds to the possibility of operating the aircraft in the vicinity of Iceland.
Flights of the field campaign:
During the RALI-THINICE field campaign, 16 flights were performed by the French SAFIRE ATR42 to sample diverse areas of Arctic Cyclone such as warm front, warm sector, low-level jet, cyclone core, Warm Conveyor Belt, cold sector, Tropopause Polar Vortices, …
Thus, a total of 61h30 of flight time has been realized.