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787 Chase Plane Pictures  
User currently offlineBhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 966 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 22038 times:

Hi All, I tried to post these in the photography section, but the resolution was too high. Here are some pictures of ZA002 in flight as seen from one of the chase planes:

http://s905.photobucket.com/albums/a...87%20Views%20from%20chase%20plane/

Enjoy!!


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User currently offlineNateSantiago88 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 21860 times:

It's odd to see pictures of a plane so high in the air with the gears down. Great pictures tho!

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30898 posts, RR: 87
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 21829 times:
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Thanks for sharing them!

User currently offline727Tiger From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 21657 times:

She's a beauty. Thanks for sharing those photos.

User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2699 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 21567 times:

Yes, thanks for sharing. I didn't see any date - maybe I didn't look carefully. Are these pictures taken during FF of ZA 002?
If yes, my next question would be if picture no. 3 is showing a manouveur in connection with the landing gear issue, which occured during FF?


User currently offlineTayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 21496 times:

Assuming this is to the east of Seattle somewhere near the Washington/Idaho border? Thanks for sharing.

User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 21451 times:

Great stuff there!! Thanks so much for sharing.  Smile


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User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 582 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 21430 times:



Quoting Tayser (Reply 5):
Assuming this is to the east of Seattle somewhere near the Washington/Idaho border?

The photos were taken over the Olympic Mountains, which are west of Seattle.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 21429 times:

Fantastic pictures of a great plane with the snowy mountains in the background! Thanks a bunch for sharing!

Patrick


User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 582 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 21404 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 4):
Yes, thanks for sharing. I didn't see any date - maybe I didn't look carefully. Are these pictures taken during FF of ZA 002?

Yes, these are first flight of ZA002. Date: December 22, 2009


User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 582 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 21292 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 4):
If yes, my next question would be if picture no. 3 is showing a manouveur in connection with the landing gear issue, which occured during FF?

Most of the flight was done gear down. The problem with the nose gear drag brace was noticed right after takeoff (according to the Seattle Times, http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...e/2010568452_secondflight23.html). I doubt this photo had anything to do with the issue because you can't see the gear!

The odd angle of this photo makes it look like the airplane is diving into mountains. Trust me, it's just the long telephoto lens and weird angle. The Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) was not tested during ZA002's first flight!


User currently offline757GB From Uruguay, joined Feb 2009, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 21290 times:

Thanks so much for posting these great shots. AWESOME!


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User currently offlineEA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 20965 times:

Great shots, thanks!  thumbsup 

Every time I see this plane in the air, I'm always immediately impressed with the wings and how graceful the whole package looks.



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3879 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 20797 times:

WOW! Thanks for sharing those

User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2699 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 20667 times:



Quoting Laddie (Reply 10):
I doubt this photo had anything to do with the issue because you can't see the gear!

Thanks for your explanations. Well, I can see the nose gear in pic no. 3. I remember reading somewhere (I thought it was on Flightblogger's webpage but now I didn't find it there) that they made some special maneuvers to make sure it's fully deployed.

Anyhow, great pictures - the ANA colours fit perfectly into the landscape with white snow and blue sky


User currently offlineRidgid727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19709 times:

Thanks for sharing. Great Great pictures.

User currently offlineRes6cue114 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19711 times:

Why are the gear doors still open? They look like they should close again once the gear has extended. Perhaps another precautionary measure?

Thanks!



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User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19523 times:

Great pics! 787 looks so majestic...

User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2699 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19474 times:



Quoting Res6cue114 (Reply 16):
Why are the gear doors still open? They look like they should close again once the gear has extended. Perhaps another precautionary measure?

Here are some explanations about ZA 002's FF and the open gear doors:
http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...09/12/as-you-may-have-noticed.html


User currently offlineVoar From Canada, joined Jul 2008, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18792 times:

On the video in the Flightglobal link, notice the movement of the open gear doors on landing! Pretty impressive... they are rattling about like crazy.. looks like the reversers were throwing some air on them.

User currently offlineTimpdx From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18761 times:

Wow, those wings are just stunning. Beautiful shots.

User currently offlineAnshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18250 times:

Beautiful photos! ANA can probably use them for an ad campaign, with the stunning background and everything. Thank you so much for sharing  Smile

User currently offlineRes6cue114 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 16535 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 18):
Here are some explanations about ZA 002's FF and the open gear doors:
http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl....html

Thank you for the insight!



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User currently offlineBhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 16319 times:

My co-worker's spouse works for one of the avionics coporations that has gear aboard her, I asked specifically if they were ok for public consumption and was told the affirmative...also that these and future shots will be used for marketing purposes...as for the landing gear, it was down on this flight for well.....first flight protocols, this was NOT the flight that issues occured with the landing gear infrastructure(s)

And yep, this was the shortened flight over the western side of Washington. The weather was so questionable the full planned flight plan was not executed. The mountains in the pictures are actually the Cascades, looking west. You can see Puget sound in the distance and the Olympic mountain range farther off.


Cheers,

Bhill



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 15573 times:



Quoting Bhill (Reply 23):
The mountains in the pictures are actually the Cascades, looking west. You can see Puget sound in the distance and the Olympic mountain range farther off.

Not to nitpick, but I don't think so. For one thing, the mountains in the distance cover far too much of the horizon for them to be the Olympics as viewed from the Cascades. Secondly, the water you can see in the one shot (either Puget Sound or the Strait of Juan de Fuca) is much too close for the shot to have been taken anywhere over the Cascades. Lastly, the flight path:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...2/history/20091222/1710Z/KPAE/KBFI

Of course, I'm making these observations based on the assumption that these photos were taken during the maiden flight (as photo "787-2" says they were). Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing!



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25 Laxboeingman : Thank you, those pictures are fantastic. The gears being down add a nice effect. Also it is nice because of a beautiful plane with a beautiful back dr
26 Tdscanuck : ZA002 has only done two flights; the first flight (where the gear issue occured) and a ferry flight direct from KBFI to KPAE. How could this not be t
27 Hamster : Why is it painted in ANA colors? Is this a test plane or is it going to be delivered to ANA?
28 Sejowa : Great photography! Thank you for sharing! It must be especially gratifying for all involved in the program to see her up in the air after so many tria
29 Flybyguy : None of the first flight test airplanes are being delivered to customers... according to Flightblogger they're way too heavy.
30 Jet-lagged : Beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing.
31 Dynamicsguy : Interesting... We got to watch some chase plane video from this flight. We were told explicitly that it was not for public consumption. It's a shame
32 Hamster : So why doesn't it have Boeing colors? Why is it painted in ANA colors?
33 Baroque : Yes, but an addition to an acting adage occurs, never compete with children, animals or high snow covered mountains. Nice mountains too!
34 Spr773 : Thanks for sharing...awesome pics
35 Post contains images B738FlyUIA : Awesome pictures of ZA002 and my favorite from those is this: Awesome Plane in a awesome szenery
36 Laddie : ANA is the customer for the first delivered 787-8 (number 7 in production). This one was painted in ANA colors so they could use photos and videos of
37 Stitch : ANA was to take delivery of the first and second 787s (ZA001 and ZA002), so ZA002 was painted in their colors. They have subsequently decided to not
38 Post contains links MadameConcorde : Thank you for posting these really nice pictures. Co-incidentally your pictures have a paragon with the recent pictures of the A380 flying over the Sw
39 Tdscanuck : As several others posted (correctly), when ZA002 was painted it was still expected to go to ANA. They didn't write-down the first three airplanes unt
40 Jambrain : Am I the only one who finds the scale on the 788 deceptive, to me (I get to see a lot of jets in flight living on a flight path) it looks 737 sized n
41 Tdscanuck : You're not the only one. Without a reference point, it looks tiny because of the fat fuselage, big engines, and large windows; proportionally, it loo
42 HAWK21M : Fantastic. regds MEL.
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