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BOE523 (747-8) Takes Interesting Flight Over The USA  
User currently offlinerunner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 240 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 14723 times:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE523
Take a closer look at the flightpath, notice anything interesting?

47 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineordpia From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 14694 times:

Looks like a toddler scribbling 747 over the nation


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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15739 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 14696 times:

747? Or more specifically, 747 as it would be written by a first grader or Muhammad Ali, but still, nice effort.


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User currently offlinevaustralie From Australia, joined Jul 2010, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14581 times:

that is actually really cool 


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User currently offlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2654 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14503 times:

I wonder if that is a Flightaware glitch or if they actually flew that!?


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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2748 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14492 times:

Not the greatest penmanship but with the time it takes, I'll give them props for trying.   

What kind of test flight is this? Some type of endurance test?



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User currently offlinerunner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14400 times:

No it's not a glitch look at the routing. I'm sure it was an endurance test. If you look at the foggy time it's 17 hours. Pretty creative flight planning if you ask me.

User currently offlineB727LVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 14320 times:

Quoting KPDX (Reply 5):
What kind of test flight is this? Some type of endurance test?

That would be my guess, flightaware, shows the duration to be 17hrs, pretty impressive actually, even though it was empty more than likely.



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User currently offlineflybaurlax From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 14290 times:

Quoting KPDX (Reply 5):
What kind of test flight is this? Some type of endurance test?

According to a friend of mine who is an engineer at Boeing, it is a function and reliability test. This is the last phase of flight testing before certification.



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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14172 times:

Very cool! 8,119mi flown... domestically!


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User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5150 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14177 times:

Bonus points to the first pilot to write BOOBS with their flight plan... :p


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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3293 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13895 times:

Check out the one from the first. That looks like a long, cold flight!

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User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3994 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 13760 times:
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Quoting garpd (Reply 4):

I wonder if that is a Flightaware glitch or if they actually flew that!?

Not a flightaware glitch. Gulfstream does something similar with some of their long-distance test flights, following a path that loosely resembles G-V.



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User currently offlineORDBOSEWR From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 13636 times:

It is not a glitch, it was planned.

I guess the idea what to do when you have to fly 17hrs over the US!


User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1467 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 13527 times:

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 11):
Check out the one from the first. That looks like a long, cold flight!

Add in a hairpin turn, and it could be a nice race track that they flew.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21620 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 13479 times:

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 12):
Gulfstream does something similar with some of their long-distance test flights, following a path that loosely resembles G-V.

Not that loosely, actually.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/G...7/history/20070206/1538Z/KATW/KATW

-Mir



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 13450 times:

Quoting runner13 (Thread starter):
Take a closer look at the flightpath, notice anything interesting?

They got lost?  



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User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1944 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 13423 times:

I was following this flight yesterday and actually saw the plane fly near me. It didn't dawn on me that they were spelling something!

Looks like they had to cut the second "7" a little short. The original plan had it going all the way back to DLH again. Still, that's pretty a neat test flight.


User currently offlineKevinPDX From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 12989 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
or Muhammad Ali

You're killing me with that one!!!! I don't want to laugh.........


User currently offlinejklasser17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 12988 times:

If they added a -8, would they beat the 777LR's length of time in the air?

User currently offlinefpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 884 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 12795 times:

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 9):
Very cool! 8,119mi flown... domestically!

That might just take the cake for a domestic flight... lol


User currently offlinexaapb From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 438 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 12028 times:

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 12):

I think Citation did something similar as Boeing with their Citation X, though I'm not 100% sure.
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User currently offline777ord From United States of America, joined May 2010, 498 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11894 times:

Who here thinks part of that G5 and 747 was done purely for flightaware.com fanatics? lol

great find, regardless!!!


User currently offlineadipasqu From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11896 times:

Didn't Cessna do something similar on a test flight whereby they made their logo in the flight track and it was basically perfect? I can't seem to find that track, unfortunately.

Found it!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...X/history/20080307/1757Z/KICT/KICT

[Edited 2011-08-03 10:29:10]


707 722 732 733 734 735 73G 738 739 741 742 752 753 762 763 764 D9S D10 319 320 321 M80 M82 M83 M87 M88 M90 SF3 ERJ CRJ
User currently offlineB727LVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11713 times:

Quoting adipasqu (Reply 23):

Found it!

That's pretty cool!

I have a question.... How hard is it to get such a complex flight plan aproved inside a busy airspace, or is it not really a big deal?



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25 adipasqu : They did the whole thing at 43,000 FT, which would keep them out of most everyones way, I would think.
26 BMI727 : The Citation X can get up above pretty much everything not owned by the military. Most likely, but that is low for a Citation X which can make it up
27 B727LVR : True for Cessna, but what about Boeing at 350?
28 UALWN : While I'll acknowledge that this is funny, it is also disrespectful to a living legend. Yes, Mr. Ali has Parkinson's disease, but so does Michael J.
29 goblin211 : How ironic. I think it was on purpose and probably should make the 4 into an 8 by going down the midwest.
30 Post contains images DLX737200 : I was tracking this flight last night and spotted her passing Omaha around sunset:
31 worldliner : I saw this flight almost half way through and I wondered why they didn't just fly internationally 17 hours? Is there logic to it or ??
32 DFWRamper : Looking at the Flightaware track log -- looks like the last hour of the flight was at 42,100 feet or so. That's bound to be the service ceiling I woul
33 Aesma : Well, being back home after the flight is nice. And if you're going back home anyway, no need to go over water with a test plane.
34 einsteinboricua : Same here. Kinda cool though.
35 simpilot459 : Not sure why, but flight aware went into the "Estimated" thing for a while. when it popped back on radar, it was back on the leg of the 4, so I think
36 Post contains images txkf2010 : All very intentional and very cool! 748 Cessna (C750) G-V
37 tdscanuck : In terms of distance, probably, but I don't think a 747-8F can hold that much gas. There is logic to it. As soon as you go international you need ove
38 AirlineCritic : The guys at Gulfstream seem to have better handwriting than those at Boeing... Seriously though, this is cool!
39 jcf5002 : What a wasted opportunity to draw the world's biggest "knob" across the USA...
40 KHPN : This is such a cool thread!!!
41 vaustralie : AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA omg that made my day.
42 tdscanuck : ZA003 did that somewhat inadvertently several months ago...I have to dig around to see if I can find the flightaware.com plot. Tom.
43 Post contains images KPDX : Can't wait to see this.....
44 Post contains links mike96 : Here's a video made by Boeing of the historic flight! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXwlwW_i-AA&feature=feedu
45 tonymctigue : I love the idea. Nice publicity stunt the let everyone know that the B747 hasn't gone away you know. She went to sleep there for a while but is now ba
46 Viscount724 : Thursday's NBC Nightly News (broadcast live on CNBC in Europe at 12:30 AM) had a brief segment on the 748-8's flight, focusing on the routing making a
47 tdscanuck : Pawed through flightaware.com and didn't find it...but it may have been more than 4 months ago. Basically, they flew a full circle (looked like they
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