Aircraft Facility Information

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UNOLS Oceanographic Aircraft Facility Information

The Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS) is a designated UNOLS Oceanographic Aircraft Facility. CIRPAS is a research center at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California that operates manned, instrumented research aircrafts in support of the science community. 


The Twin Otter is an instrumented twin-engine turboprop aircraft.


The Pelican is a highly-modified Cessna 337, O2, Skymaster originally developed by the Office of Naval Research for low-altitude, long-endurance atmospheric and oceanographic sampling.

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