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Live 787 Delivery Flight  
User currently offlinepropilotjw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 7
Posted (3 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 20011 times:

I'm watching the 787 delivery flight live online at boeing.com and she sure looks great!

I thought it was weird that in the background of the audio you hear a man say "I hate that airplane but it's my paycheck". Is this the feeling of other Boeing employees as well?

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User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 604 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 19717 times:

Absolutely not. Maybe he works on the airplane, so he has put in lots of overtime over the past 3+ years.

It's a pity that fellow's comment was recorded for posterity. He certainly doesn't speak for everyone at Boeing. Many Boeing employees are rightfully proud of the 787-8.


User currently offlinebrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3015 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 19507 times:

is there a link to the takeoff?


Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2412 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 19384 times:

On the newairplane.com website there is a link to flightaware. You can track the 787 here:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ANA9397


User currently offlinebrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3015 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 19222 times:

direct climb to 370 and then later to 400, pretty light on the delivery flight I guess?


Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 19164 times:

I am tracking the flight on Flightaware from take-off at PAE to landing at HND.

I bet there are lots of happy bunnies on board especially the captain and pilots!
Any idea if this is an all ANA flight deck crew on this very first trans-Pacific flight?

Is there a live audio webcast from the flight deck available anywhere online?

Happy Flying Princess Dreamliner!

 cloudnine 

[Edited 2011-09-27 10:25:08]


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 19115 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 5):
Any idea if this is an all ANA flight deck crew on this very first trans-Pacific flight?

Its not the first trans Pacific flight of the 787 for sure, or even by an ANA flight crew.

Plus yes, this is their plane now, they're flying it.  

NS


User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2137 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 18935 times:

Who else could be on board on that flight?

Could they have sent some of their VIP's back on that flight?

bikerthai



Intelligent seeks knowledge. Enlightened seeks wisdom.
User currently offlineMSN007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 18817 times:

It looks like ANA will stream the arrival at Hanida Airport starting 8:30am Japan time.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ana-boeing787


User currently offlinebrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3015 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 18665 times:

Quoting gigneil (Reply 6):
Its not the first trans Pacific flight of the 787 for sure, or even by an ANA flight crew.

It's the first trans Pacific customer operated flight.



Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 18364 times:

Flight Aware says they have been in the air 5 hours with 4 hours and 24 minutes flying time remaining.

They are now way past half-distance!

I bet many aviation lovers are following this very special flight.

Have a happy and safe flight Princess Dreamliner!


     



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 17841 times:

Quoting brons2 (Reply 9):
It's the first trans Pacific customer operated flight.

Depends on the definition - ANA pilots have operated several trans Pacific 787 flights.

But yes this is the first one by a customer on their own plane - which goes to support the logic that its ANA's pilots flying.

NS


User currently offlinecolinatl From Colombia, joined Jul 2005, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 17598 times:

Can't wait to see an Avianca 787 taking off from Everett bound for Bogota!

User currently offlinefpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 890 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 16122 times:

Does anyone have a link where the departure video can be seen?

Edit: Nevermind, found it on Boeing. Love the windflex on takeoff and the wing rocking on departure, nice touch by the ANA pilots! She's a beauty, I hope all expectations are met and exceeded for this aicraft! Standing by for actual in-service performance data!

[Edited 2011-09-27 14:30:05]

User currently offlineWNwatcher From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 12207 times:

Congrats to both Boeing and ANA on ANA's first flight of the 787 as owner. Blue Skies ahead for sure.


meepmeep
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5627 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 11607 times:

So she should be on the ground by now, right? Any news?

Tugg



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User currently offlines4popo From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 11244 times:

here she is arriving...

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/15772773


User currently offlineCross757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 11049 times:

Quoting s4popo (Reply 16):
here she is arriving...

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/15772773

Actually, that appears to be a video clip from July (from the caption in the top left), when Boeing took the 787 on their "sales tour" around the world. Note the paint scheme...its not the special livery airplane that was delivered yesterday at PAE. Sorry...

[Edited 2011-09-27 18:06:24]

User currently offlinefpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 890 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10701 times:

The landing was broadcasted live. It was graceful as expected. I expect they will have some videos on later on.

User currently offlineDan23 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8630 times:

Todays arrival in Tokyo is here:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/17545800

Nothing really happens in the video until around the 30 minute mark when JA801A comes into view.


User currently offlinesimpilot459 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 days ago) and read 7905 times:

While most of the attention was on the arrival at the time, this was the scene back in Everett when she touched down in Tokyo. Truly magical.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/simpilot459/6191209958/

[Edited 2011-09-27 21:43:50]


Take off: Optional Landing: Mandatory
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (3 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

Quoting simpilot459 (Reply 20):
While most of the attention was on the arrival at the time, this was the scene back in Everett when she touched down in Tokyo. Truly magical.

Picture Perfect Arrival then  



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4165 posts, RR: 90
Reply 22, posted (3 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5119 times:
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User currently offlineORDFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

Nice photo in this Reuters article which shows ANA 767 holding whilst 787 lands in front of her...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...28/us-boeing-idUSTRE78R03420110928


User currently offlineworks4boeing From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Quoting propilotjw (Thread starter):
I thought it was weird that in the background of the audio you hear a man say "I hate that airplane but it's my paycheck". Is this the feeling of other Boeing employees as well?

I work for Boeing and I love that airplane!


25 tockeyhockey : i would think that he was referring to the fact that so much of the plane's production has been outsourced. for local boeing workers, they see this a
26 AA777223 : No water cannons??? Filler, filler...
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