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787 Test Flight Today Dec 30  
User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 420 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 15902 times:
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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1

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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3017 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 15700 times:

I guess these things are becoming old hat now Big grin

Took over 30 minutes to get a response to the thread starter!

Anyone know what kind of work they will be doing today?



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User currently offlineRheinbote From Germany, joined May 2006, 1968 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 15485 times:

OK, I'll bite. By the end of March you might have LN1-LN6 in the air simultaneously. Have fun tracking them and the work they'll be doing  Smile

User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 15247 times:
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It's a touch and go at Moses Lake.

BA84


User currently offlineSkyhawk62507 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 177 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 15095 times:

Wheels up @ 1019 PST!

Looks like they plan to open the test envelope a bit -- filed for FL220 at 250 kts.


User currently offlineDragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 14882 times:



Quoting BA84 (Reply 3):
It's a touch and go at Moses Lake.

Probably a bit more than that on a 4+ hour scheduled flight.



Phrogs Phorever
User currently offlineClemsonaj From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14167 times:

This may be a dumb question, but why is Boeing keeping the flight testing almost solely within Washington State? Proximity to facilities I would guess??

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13929 times:



Quoting Clemsonaj (Reply 6):
This may be a dumb question, but why is Boeing keeping the flight testing almost solely within Washington State? Proximity to facilities I would guess??

Washington State air about the same as any other States air.

Actually, the flight test airframes are full of test equipment. The data recorded has to be down loaded and analyzed. So you would assume the equipment used to read the flight test data is located near the factory?


User currently offlineAeroPiggot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13344 times:

Looks like she is headed for KPAE, probably for another touch and go?


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13246 times:



Quoting AeroPiggot (Reply 8):
Looks like she is headed for KPAE, probably for another touch and go?

She was scheduled to do one Sunday, but it was cancelled due to non-VFR conditions at PAE  Wink Wonder if this is the "make up" for this.



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User currently onlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2779 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13246 times:



Quoting Clemsonaj (Reply 6):
This may be a dumb question, but why is Boeing keeping the flight testing almost solely within Washington State?

This is only the 4th or 5th flights, I am sure they will be traveling well beyond the limits of Washington as the testing program gains more confidence in the aircraft and the tests get more vigorous, baby steps, baby steps...


User currently offlineAdipasqu From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13196 times:



Quoting AeroPiggot (Reply 8):
Looks like she is headed for KPAE, probably for another touch and go?

Probably, but it appears they didn't get below FL100 over MWH nor were lined up with any available runway from the flight log, so no touch-n-go there.



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User currently offline787seattle From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12983 times:



Quoting Clemsonaj (Reply 6):
This may be a dumb question, but why is Boeing keeping the flight testing almost solely within Washington State? Proximity to facilities I would guess??

Like others have said, it does have to do with smaller steps at first and the data recording equipment. Eventually, the airplanes will have to go down to EDW for brake testing. I'm not 100% sure where else. It's probably been discussed in one of the super threads from two weeks ago.



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User currently offlineAllegro From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12307 times:



Quoting United787 (Reply 10):
This is only the 4th or 5th flights,

I count this as the fifth flight ... four for ZA001 and one for ZA002.

Actually, I am pleasantly surprised at the flight rate ... most reports said they would only get in three flights by the end of the year. Lets hope this is good sign of things to come ...  crossfingers 

Also, how much later will the GENx version be certified ... one month after the RR's? More?

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!



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User currently offlineMdw22l31c From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 218 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11602 times:

What are the differences between the 787/R and the 787/E?


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...1/history/20091228/1810Z/KBFI/KBFI


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 11201 times:



Quoting Mdw22l31c (Reply 14):
What are the differences between the 787/R and the 787/E?


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...1/history/20091228/1810Z/KBFI/KBFI


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1

/R and /E are ICAO equipment codes...always appended to the type on an IFR flight plan. For example, the Cessna 172's I usually fly have a /G (for IFR-Approved GPS) appended to the type code.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equipment_codes

 Smile



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User currently offlineAlexInWa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10583 times:

Saw this landing at BFI,.........with the sun and clouds and behind, what a view.

It's odd to finally see her in person, the nose is alot more pointy than I think you can really tell on TV and the the engines look huge compared to the fuselage.



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10380 times:

Yep, the view of her on final over Elliott Bay was spectacular as AlexinWa mentioned a perfect day, but no chase planes in sight though on this day. I have to figure out how to post the video from Pier66 that I took and that may be a day or two from happening as traveling back to IAH tomorrow.

Happy New Year to all and enjoy a safe and wonderful 2010, GO BOEING!!!!  Smile



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User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9608 times:



Quoting BA84 (Reply 3):
It's a touch and go at Moses Lake.

How can you tell it's a touch-and-go from the flight plan?

Quoting Clemsonaj (Reply 6):
This may be a dumb question, but why is Boeing keeping the flight testing almost solely within Washington State? Proximity to facilities I would guess??

Early experimental certificates usually restrict where they can go. At this stage, they probably can do Washington/Idaho/Oregon, and maybe California. Canada would be out without prior coordination with Transport Canada. As the test program progresses, the FAA will expand where they can operate.

Quoting 787seattle (Reply 12):
Eventually, the airplanes will have to go down to EDW for brake testing. I'm not 100% sure where else. It's probably been discussed in one of the super threads from two weeks ago.

Victorville CA, Yuma AZ, and Glasgow MT have also come up in various claims, as well as the unknown-specific-location-but-known-need for hot/humid, hot, and cold weather.

Tom.


User currently offlineBkircher From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7596 times:

Back when this plane was supposed to fly in September it was going to come around the 25th of the month to Yuma, that is what the local fbo told me since they had been in contact with Boeing. Currently our offices in Yuma are working on getting it to come here, and when it does I will be sure to be there for arrival and be taking pics of it!

User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1872 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6139 times:
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Is there a reason it needs to go to Edwards for Brake testing? cant they do that at Paine/Boeing field just as easily?


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User currently offlineDragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4974 times:



Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 20):
Is there a reason it needs to go to Edwards for Brake testing? cant they do that at Paine/Boeing field just as easily?

About a half a mile or so of extra runway at Edwards or Yuma, and not quite as congested should the thing go off the end.



Phrogs Phorever
User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3456 times:



Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 20):
Is there a reason it needs to go to Edwards for Brake testing?

Way more runway, way less traffic. Plus a nice long dry lake bed in case you go off the end.

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 20):
cant they do that at Paine/Boeing field just as easily?

KPAE is 9000', KBFI is 10000'. Edwards is 15000' + several miles of dry lake bed.

Quoting Dragon6172 (Reply 21):
About a half a mile or so of extra runway at Edwards or Yuma,

At least an extra mile at EDW, far more if you count the lake bed. If you go off the end of KPAE you go down a really steep hill (north) or through residential (south). If you go off the end of KBFI you hit commercial (north) or a rail yard (south).

Tom.


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