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APPRAISE-CLOUDS Project - Airborne Measurements - Flight Track

aircraft flight track
Typical aircraft flight track for flights over the South West of England. The Chilbolton radar facility is located approximately 20 miles north of Southampton and has a range of approx 60 miles. The aircraft would frequently fly multiple legs within the area being scanned by the radar, and on some occasions as in this case additional legs outside the range of the radar if suitable cloud conditions were present. Air space restrictions also influenced where flights could be carried out.