Flying Eagle

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFlying Eagle
Cruise period1981-07-11 — 1981-07-16
Port of departureDartmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnDartmouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo release the spar buoy just prior to the aircraft from a predetermined launch point. To set up radar reflectors as reference points for the radar system. If possible to perform side scan and echo sounding survey at predetermined sites.
Chief scientistGraeme N Crisp (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
ProjectEarthnet,Frascati,Italy by ESA
Cruise reportFlying Eagle  cruise report flying_eagle_jul81.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Specific50 15'00"N,003 36'00"E
Physical oceanography 
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: 1
Description: number
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: wind speed and direction