T-28 Pilot Report

 

Flight: 807

Date: 030610

Flight Time: 22:27:47 23:08:44 UT

Pilot: Tom Root

Controller: Andy Detwiler

Location: Norman, OK (KOUN)

Mission: Research flight

 

Computer

Time

Video

Time

Comments

 

 

 

 

22:26:55

Reboot PC (telemetry did not start at the beginning)

 

22:27:40

Telemetry working

 

22:37:14

Take off

 

22:45:15

15000 ft

 

22:53:03

Tour reports: Overcast. Wall in front of him; penetration will follow in the next 5 min.

 

 

Andy confirmed with radar indications. Andy asked Tom to do a penetration for about 4 min, and after that to do a 180 to the right.

 

22:55:36

Andy asked Tom to do an NO test for 30s (before penetration)

 

22:56:21

Tom does the NO test (30s)

 

22:57:30

Ready to penetrate the thunderstorm. Flight level 200

 

22:58:10

heading has high reflectivity; Andy recommends to keep the same heading

 

22:58:53

Tom ready to get in the cloud

 

 

225902; 16000 ft climbing, 270 air heading 273, rate of climbing 560/min

 

22:59:46

OK out of cloud

 

22:59:56

Checking engine; Prior to entering the cloud engine did some banging (not knowing what to do)

 

23:00:40

Reports abnormal engine problems; will check why

 

23:01:21

Tom reports: had some banging on the engine just prior entering the cloud. Power loss, then bang-bang, was in high blower and had the alcohol on; all temperatures are a little high, pressure OK, will put back in

 

23:02:24

High blower, rpm is coming back

 

23:02:27

Working OK

 

23:02:34

Is not working OK in high blower

 

23:02:50

High blower seems to be the problem (not sure why)

 

23:02:57

Manifold pressure is 22, everything is stable

 

23:03:07

(?) was not ou (?)

 

23:03:10

At 16,000 ft

 

23:03:53

Problem in selecting high blower; power loss and engine banging (like misfiring); works OK in low blower, but will not be able to go much higher than 16,000

 

23:04:37

Tom asked for 17,000 ft.

 

23:04:52

Enter the cloud

 

23:05:24

Andy recommends 20 to the right

 

23:06:04

In the cloud; good

 

23:06:05

Thunder

 

23:06:10

280; 16,400 ft

 

23:06:32

Thunder

 

23:06:36

Thunder

 

23:06:49

Continues little flashes; no building up of ice yet

 

23:06:55

Series of thunder

 

23:06:59

Updraft

 

23:07:08

Turning back and heading ~300. Quite a bit of thunder out there.

 

23:07:22

A little bumpy

 

23:07:31

2000 ft/min updraft; lots of thunder

 

23:07:48

Computer is down; no telemetry

 

23:08:07

Reverse course, go right

 

23:09:29

Video interrupted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES

 

Weather

 

27C at startup. Lightning distant northwest and northeast

 

 

Maintenance

 

 

Operations

 

Video lags computer by ~ 50 sec.