Ahlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1334 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 493 times:
That would have to do with money. But if money was no objection, I would be on the flight as long as they are not testing what the airplane would do in an emergency. (Airbus had a fatal incident with the A330 test flights)
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4761 posts, RR: 25 Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 399 times:
The maiden flights are rarely scary anymore due to extensive computer design and pre-flight testing and simulation. The 777 even practiced mid flight engine-out and relight on its first flight. I don't think the A3XX will be any different.
I'd be on that flight without even without the parachutes that they normally wear for test flights
A student From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 352 times:
Nope. I would stand on the ground to take a picture of it - as memorablia besides my Super Guppy picture, as contender for ugliest flying watermelon in the world... But it is sort of spectacular, in an ugly way...