BREmer From Germany, joined May 2004, 551 posts, RR: 15 Posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4344 times:
Happy Birthday Boeing 777!
.... wait a minute wasn't there another thread??...
Yes, but how could you guys forget that today is already the 10th anniversary of this flying beauty?
Boeing 777 made its first flight on June 12, 1994 which is exactly 10 years ago! So let's really make this the 777 week in honor of this great and beautiful plane that has definately enriched aviation in the past and hopefully as well in future.
I've flown 777 twice and enjoyed every minute. Too bad Lufthansa didn't buy'em.
PHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1268 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4284 times:
Happy Birthday Triple 7/ T7/ 777! Well she's not officially 10 yrs old until 11:45am, on this day ten years ago WA001 departed Boeing field at 11:45am reached FL190 during the 3 hr 48 minute flight. Notably in October of 1994 the 777 was testing the Vmu speeds and into November the brake test we're well underway. "The ultimate test involved WA001 accelerating down the Edwards main 15,000 foot (4,575m) runway at more than 200mph with engines set at 88,000 pounds (391kN) thrust. The engines were suddenly throttled back and the aircraft, ballasted to it's maximum takeoff weight of 632,500 pounds (287,150kg), was braked to an emergency stop. The brakes, which were purposely worn to the point of replacement, stopped the aircraft in 1,400ft less than expected. The aircraft then sat with brakes glowing orangy-red for five minutes to simulate the time taken for airport fire crews to reach it."
LVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4138 times:
The 777 (touch wood) has had ZERO crashes and ZERO fatalities. It's even beaten the 744 (China Airlines spoiled its first decade with the HKG incident).
Beautiful, powerful beast of a plane. Flown on F-GSPE & F-GSPC with AF on the EZE-CDG-EZE route, plus BA's G-VIIF from CDG-LHR and G-YMMF & YMMB EZE-LHR-EZE. On the EZE route, due to lower cruising speed and lesser range, the 772ER took close to 2 hours more than the 744 (13h45 vs. 11h55). BA has since added the fuel stop at GRU, which adds ANOTHER 2 hours! As a result, I've stopped taking the 777 from/to EZE.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4500 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4097 times:
Oh yes it definitely is a great airplane to fly on. Very modern, interiors looking very attractive, powerful at take off...I've flown on a few of them with American. I enjoyed every flight on it. American has good IFE program on the 777, it includes a moving map display. I first flew on a 777 back in 1999 when American had just begun taking delivery of those, on a domestic flight from DFW to ORD.
Happy anniversary 777 !