MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10974 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 42028 times:
So many thought she would not fly today, maybe not even tomorrow, that this first flight would be delayed, etc. Not. The flight went as scheduled, without any glitch, in spite of the bad weather. Congratulations to Boeing and to all who participated to this most successful maiden flight!!
We love you 787!!!
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2910 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 41680 times:
F/O reports that there were turbulence and icing conditions that had to be dealt with. Crappy for a first flight. The captain saying they didn't get to do a straight and level extended because they were dodging the weather too, a part of the test flight that was not accomplished this time around. But it sounds like they had a good time LOL!
"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined Mar 2001, 529 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 41589 times:
The chase planes that flew right beside ZA001 after landing was cool.
Has anyone noticed or if my eyes are playing tricks on me? The last four windows on ZA001 sits slightly higher than the the rest of the windows. On the other 787 aircrafts, the last four windows are properly lined up with the rest of the windows.
Does anyone notice this?
Split Scimitar or Sharklets?
: I wish they would show us what's inside. I wonder if they will have the water tanks like on the A380 test machine F-WWOW. They will have all the data
: Congratulations Boeing !!! I can't wait to take my 1st Continental B787 flight from EWR to FRA in 2-3 years.
: Love the irony: the press conference heralding the successful first flight of what has been designed to be a very quiet airliner... being twice interr
: Let's hear it for Boeing! Even if there are Airbus fans on today, I think they would definitely be impressed!
: Or you have a typo, or they landed in a very very short runway !!!! ( Sorry for the nit pick ) Great landing and definitely a graceful aircraft from
: The Boeing men are much more relaxed and less stuck up. This is one thing I really like about them, they do the same serious work with a good sense o
: Whoops! Not a typo, brain spasm... meant 13R, of course!
: Congratulations to the Boeing 787 team!
: Skyhawk62507 asked in a previous now locked thread who the Boeing spokesman / commentator was on the webcast live feed. His name is Bernard Choi.
: "The plane wanted to fly. It was tired of being on the ground!" Sounds like the plane was echoing the sentiments of the professionals and the public.
: One thing that I noticed once the a/c was lined up for takeoff was the beacon and strobe lights. They seemed different. Most strobe-based lights have
: Now THIS is a beautiful video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jTYDa1JzoE
: This has been a GREAT DAY. I keep watching the take off and the landing over and over. Congratulations to all involved. I´m glad for those people who