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787 To Sarasota Today  
User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 999 posts, RR: 4
Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5396 times:

Looks like ZA004 is going to Sarasota, FL today.


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User currently offlinebillreid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5348 times:

That is coooool!
Really great to hear that Boeing knows which airports are the best ones. Obviously SRQ is far more friendlier than TPA, yuck!
Best manufacturor choses Floridas best airport!



Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!
User currently offlinejonathanxxxx From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

Quoting billreid (Reply 1):
Best manufacturor choses Floridas best airport!

You know RSW, MLB and JAX are pretty good too. MIA's north terminal is also very nice. Although the rest of it is still normal.


User currently offlinebillreid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5290 times:

Yeah, but at the end you can only have one best airport, and Boeing did make the call.


Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!
User currently offlinepeanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5245 times:

Chances are TPA will see far more 787's in the future than SRQ can even dream of. (keeping UA's ,outsourced, maintenance facilities in mind).

Quoting billreid (Reply 1):
Obviously SRQ is far more friendlier than TPA, yuck!

Really? Yuck? Someone must have done something terrible to you and hurt your feelings somehow. TPA is definitely not a "yuck" airport. It still gets me from my plane seat to my car on the 4th level within 5 minutes!
SRQ can hardly get me anywhere, really, as compared to TPA. SRQ may appear "friendlier" cuz they got nothing to do all day...   

[Edited 2011-07-29 12:53:07]


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User currently offlinebillreid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5117 times:

But this is about SRQ and the B787, not about that other facility north of the bay.


Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!
User currently offlineworldliner From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5077 times:

I find TPA a great airport. Still great to see the 787 in SRQ.


@777Worldliner
User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1954 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5046 times:

Missed it by one day!!!!! dang

User currently offlinepeanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4892 times:

Quoting billreid (Reply 5):

But this is about SRQ

Correct sir. To SRQ be the glory!
Just wondering why you yourself introduced TPA in this thread...



Question Conventional Wisdom. While not all commonly held beliefs are wrong…all should be questioned.
User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

If only it did go to TPA then I might've seen it! What a case of right time, wrong place!


From the airport with love
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6613 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4809 times:

Is it gone?????????!!!!!!!!! Is it gone???????????!!!!!!!!!!!   



EDIT: OK, not in until late at night, from LIM

[Edited 2011-07-29 15:55:34]


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

What's it doing in Sarasota?

User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 999 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4480 times:

Airplane is on the ground in Sarasota landed at 1820 this evening. Departs tomorrow.


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User currently offlinemdword1959 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4222 times:

Here's a link to a news article reporting on the visit with some fairly good photos:

http://www.bradenton.com/2011/07/30/...rce=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


User currently offline787atPAE From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 143 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4054 times:

Anybody know if this airplane is doing a tour of the US? I'd like to walk in one these beasts again. I would definitely take a couple hours of vacation time from work to see the 787 again!   

User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10003 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4014 times:

Where will the 787 be going after Sarasota? Are there any other tests planned in the region?

A388


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6613 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3959 times:

That linked article says back to Seattle today. I cant find the time or which Seattle area airport. I forgot the reg too.  

Headed down there now !!!!   



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21582 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3918 times:

Newspaper calls it "massive." That's a new one. AF1 visits SRQ occasionally. That's massive...


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6613 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

Got it !!!!!!!!!........Got it !!!!!!!!!.......  ......just barely..........not the greatest pic,.....but for the history books......  .......woo-hoo..... .  

The viewing area on the eadt side normally has about 5-10 vehicles........easily, about 30



Did I mention.........I GOT IT !!!!!!!!!!



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10003 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 18):
Got it !!!!!!!!!........Got it !!!!!!!!!....... ......just barely..........not the greatest pic,.....but for the history books...... .......woo-hoo..... .

I wish I could get it here doing tests in the Caribbean after Sarasota. Wishful thinking I guess.

A388


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5603 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3113 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 11):
What's it doing in Sarasota?
Quoting mdword1959 (Reply 13):
Here's a link to a news article reporting on the visit

Having read the useless article, catiii's question remains unanswered...

Can ANYONE tell us why the Dreamliner stopped in SRQ? (It sounds to me like it was just a fuel/rest stop on the trip from LIM to SEA and maybe SRQ was chosen because the pilot has friends or family there?)

bb


User currently offline787atPAE From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 143 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

Quoting SANFan (Reply 20):
Can ANYONE tell us why the Dreamliner stopped in SRQ? (It sounds to me like it was just a fuel/rest stop on the trip from LIM to SEA and maybe SRQ was chosen because the pilot has friends or family there?)

I've heard once completion of the flight test program is imminent, the planes would fly to the hometowns of the pilots and test engineers.


User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 999 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

Quoting SANFan (Reply 20):
Can ANYONE tell us why the Dreamliner stopped in SRQ? (It sounds to me like it was just a fuel/rest stop on the trip from LIM to SEA and maybe SRQ was chosen because the pilot has friends or family there?)

That's what it was, plane originated in LaPaz, Bolivia, fueled up in Lima, and due to crew duty issues was limited as to how far the aircraft could fly. Sarasota is a small airport, you can do a lot more things at small airports, and avoid a lot of other things. So Sarasota was chosen for convience.



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User currently offlineClipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 680 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

Took of on runway 14 at 1322 EDT bound for BFI. Crew actually did a double wing dip as soon as they were airborne. Those wings curving up as lift increases is really a sight to see.

Rgds,
Ed



Ed
User currently offlinecalpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 999 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

It was all about customs, hotels, and services provided by KSRQ.

25 Post contains images exFATboy : Do you have a source for that? There's no mention of any provision of services being funded by SRQ or any local businesses in any of the reports I've
26 calpilot : Yes; the crew, I was on the airplane at srq.[Edited 2011-07-30 15:32:33][Edited 2011-07-30 15:35:57]
27 727LOVER : In Boeing house colors ?! Thank God......I was running late......and I saw a black cat this morning !
28 SANFan : Thanx for the explanations of "Why SRQ", guys. Must have been neat to see! bb
29 tdscanuck : Except they already went to FLL last September... Tom.
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