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Boeing Testing (what?) Out Of DAL?  
User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4019 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3105 times:
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Anyone has any idea what this Boeing flying is for?
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...2/history/20100710/1325Z/KDAL/KDAL
Has to be the BBJ version to be up in the air for 11 hours.


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User currently onlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6005 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Quoting BlueFlyer (Thread starter):
Anyone has any idea what this Boeing flying is for?

Looking at the speed graph, could it be stall-testing of sorts?


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Quoting BlueFlyer (Thread starter):
Has to be the BBJ version to be up in the air for 11 hours.

Not necessarily...with no payload, the endurance would stretch out quite a bit. Normal payload/range curves don't usually go down as low as "fuel fuel / no pax / no cargo" because it's not a commercially viable configuration.

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 1):
Looking at the speed graph, could it be stall-testing of sorts?

There are no associated altitude drops. Plus, for stalls, you'd want to be in reserved airspace and that flight track is huge...someone more familiar with the area can advise, but I strongly suspect you can't get a reserved block that large that close to DAL.

Tom.


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3952 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

Quoting BlueFlyer (Thread starter):
Has to be the BBJ version to be up in the air for 11 hours.

It is. It's BBJ P4-NGK for a Russian customer.


User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4019 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2196 times:
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Quoting RobK (Reply 3):
t is. It's BBJ P4-NGK for a Russian customer.

So was it some sort of endurance test? Fly 'til you drop?



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3952 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

Quoting BlueFlyer (Reply 4):
So was it some sort of endurance test? Fly 'til you drop?

No idea sorry.


User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3061 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 3):
It is. It's BBJ P4-NGK for a Russian customer
Quoting BlueFlyer (Reply 4):
So was it some sort of endurance test? Fly 'til you drop?

Sort of ....... Testing the Hot Tub

Okie


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