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737-900ER At Edwards AFB, Why?  
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

Anyone know why the one and only 737-900ER has been at Edwards AFB for the past 4 days. Very strange.

 confused 

R

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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6858 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Part of the Flight Test Certification program?

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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

That's correct, Edwards has a long history of being used as a test center for flight certification. With that long runway, you have plenty of room for anything you want.

User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3642 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

Cross wind landing tests, perhaps? Certainly something having to do with certification.


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User currently offlineLemurs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1439 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

They tend to do engine-out stuff, MTOW RTO, and other extreme tests at Edwards...having all that extra pavement is a nice safety feature for that kind of testing.


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User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

Yes. Boeing always brings the "new types" down there for flight testing. Considering you can basically do touch and goes down the dry lake bed in a 777 there is more than enough room for anything that might happen.
This is normal and expected.



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User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2377 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

I believe Boeing also does all its tail scrape tests at Edwards AFB.

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Does Boeing still operate their test facilities at Moses Lake, Washington?

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

one word: testing. I hope people get clips of the actual test.

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User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 7):
Does Boeing still operate their test facilities at Moses Lake, Washington?

Yes and every aircraft that comes off the line goes on its first flight to Moses Lake (with a few exceptions).
This is talking about a new type. Boeing always brings them down to Edwards. They have been doing this for a long time. I'm sure you've all seen the pictures of the Boeing 720 with oversized tires doing mudd landings at Edwards back in the 50's?



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 9):
Yes and every aircraft that comes off the line goes on its first flight to Moses Lake (with a few exceptions).
This is talking about a new type. Boeing always brings them down to Edwards. They have been doing this for a long time. I'm sure you've all seen the pictures of the Boeing 720 with oversized tires doing mudd landings at Edwards back in the 50's?

Thanks Beach19; I know Boeing uses Edwards AFB for tests, as will as everyone else, as I lived about 30 miles from there for almost 40 years.


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