Howdy folks! It’s been a long time since I posted any results. I spent a bunch of weeks training in the simulator. The flight simulation may be accurate, but the simulation of radiation at flight altitude was way off! Then I went to work for two weeks but forgot to bring my detector! Then vacation, etc. and the end result is two months with very little data.
Anyway, I do have some results from Christmas vacation flights. Again, like before, these were relatively low altitude flights, and the results were, predictably, low. But, as promised, I’m posting everything, low and high.
The location for these flights was in the Northeast, US.
December 24th 2013
Raleigh-Durham, NC to Philadelphia, PA:
Max radiation at 25,000′ – .96 uSv/Hr
Min radiation at 25,000′ – .92 uSv/Hr
Average radiation at 25,000 – .93uSv/Hr
Philadelphia, PA to Burlington, VT
Max radiation at 25,000’ – 1.35 uSv/Hr
Min radiation at 25,000’ – 1.14 uSv/Hr
Average radiation at 25,000’ – 1.27 uSv/Hr
December 30th 2013
Boston to Raleigh-Durham
Note: Due to turbulence, the flight crew changed altitude a lot in search of smoother air. So I got some data for a few different altitudes, as shown below:
Average radiation at 26,000’ – 1.26 uSv/hr
Average radiation at 24,000’ – 1.26 uSv/hr
Average radiation at 22,000’ – .74 uSv/hr
Average radiation at 20,000’ – .76 uSv/hr