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The UK largest research aircraft and its airborne measurements form an integral part of the MAMM campaign, a project that aims to understand and survey the sources of methane in the European Arctic.

Doing research using the aircraft takes a lot more than just the scientists doing good science: the ground operations team plays a crucial role.

Listen to this episode to find out more about what the operations team on the ground does months in advance to plan a campaign and the aircraft detachment, as well as what is involved in making sure the aircraft can go flying day after day in a campaign such as e.g. MAMM.

Jennifer spoke to Peter Chappell and David Simpson from Directflight to hear about their work behind the scenes, and some of the perks of the job.


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