During the flight, Boeing test pilots took the tanker to a maximum altitude of 39,000 feet and performed operational checks on engines, flight controls and environmental systems as part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved flight profile
However, the aircraft did not follow its expected flight profile
(it initiated a small climb while outside of BGTW) and, as a consequence, Gibraltar ATC designated the aircraft as unknown traffic, which requires that the aircraft is separated from other traffic by either 5,000ft or 5 nautical miles.
Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) has partnered with aerospace software specialist PACE to connect PACEs' Pacelab Flight Profile
The revolutionary Performance-based Navigation (PBN) represents in fact a turning point in aviation which provides flight profile
efficiency and airspace optimization.
Expected range on a full tank is 700-1,000 miles (up to 1,600 km), depending on the flight profile
The CVR has a recording of the last 30 minutes of the cockpit conversation while FDR has the complete flight profile
Investigators are poring over the flight profile
to determine if it had flown low and used "terrain masking" during most of the eight hours it was missing from the radar coverage of possibly at least three countries.
See flight profile
on FlightAware: http://flightaware.
The MC can adjust the flight profile
to "think outside the box," and keep the student's SA high enough to save the X.
All phases of the flight, take-off, landing and flight profile
are performed autonomously.
During the 35-second run, the vehicle was "open loop" -- navigating autonomously without the command of the onboard camera and flying on a preprogrammed flight profile
1/5/2011 SH-60F Aircraft damaged when main rotor blades impacted tree during Nap-of-the-Earth flight profile