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787 To Sarasota Today  
User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 991 posts, RR: 4
Posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5355 times:

Looks like ZA004 is going to Sarasota, FL today.


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User currently offlinebillreid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5307 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 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5257 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, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5249 times:

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


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User currently offlinepeanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1438 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5204 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, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5076 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 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

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


@777Worldliner
User currently onlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5005 times:

Missed it by one day!!!!! dang

User currently offlinepeanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1438 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4851 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 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4783 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, 6435 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4768 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, 3031 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4672 times:

What's it doing in Sarasota?

User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 991 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4439 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 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4181 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 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4013 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 offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9819 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3973 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, 6435 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3918 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, 21528 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3877 times:

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


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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6435 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3511 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 offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9819 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3411 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, 5431 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3072 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 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2769 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, 991 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2743 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, 679 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2703 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, 998 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2695 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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