727Fixer From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 21 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
Just to let everyone know that FedEx's first 757, N901FD, took to the skies today on her first test flight! Lasted just shy of 4 hours. No word on how it performed or pictures, sorry about that. More to come!
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3975 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2259 times:
I'll be watching to see when FedEx brings a 757 up here to Manchester, NH so it can be tested with the new HUD technology from Kollsman, which is located in nearby Merrimack, NH. They've already brought the MD-10/DC-10 up here for multiple days of testing last year; the FedEx pilot heading up the testing said the 757 and MD-11 would be undergoing the same flight tests early this year.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9504 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1892 times:
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6): aye, but how does that show the power? 6600ft going downwards is probably achievable by quite a lot of a/c, now if it had been climbing
You know, I was actually thinking about it again before I went to bed and you are right. Going downwards takes less engine power compared to going upwards, but still the 757 climbs very well. I always like to see a 757 taking off.