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787 Test Flight In The Air Right Now...  
User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2706 posts, RR: 15
Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 20843 times:

Any ideas as to what they'll be 'writing' or trying to pass over every state or what this one will be?

17 hours left in the air!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE236

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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3076 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 20876 times:

Wow.... So that means they SERIOUSLY planned for a flight that long? Pretty cool!


Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineUnited727 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 20785 times:

Is this one of the GEnx frames?


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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 20788 times:

"787-8" looks plausible right now. The 7 is formed, and they are working on the 8?


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User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 20755 times:

It looks like they're going to write 787. They might be writing more than that, but the filed route doesn't make any sense yet...



EDIT: The purple line (with the dots) is the route already flown. The green line is the planned route.

[Edited 2012-02-09 16:11:01]


Last Flight(s): YHZ-YUL-YYC-YVR-YYJ // YYJ-YYZ-YSJ-YHZ.....Next Flight(s):
User currently offlinepoLOT From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2259 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 20750 times:

Quoting GoBoeing (Thread starter):
Any ideas as to what they'll be 'writing' or trying to pass over every state or what this one will be?

Based on the filed flight path "787" followed by the Boeing logo. Zoom out a little.

[Edited 2012-02-09 16:11:17]

User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 20702 times:

Quoting poLOT (Reply 5):
Based on the filed flight path "787" followed by the Boeing logo. Zoom out a little.

I'm glad to see the sense of humour!   



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User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2706 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 20672 times:

I see it displaying on mine now. This is cool. 787, next to the logo, on a 19 hour domestic flight!

User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20666 times:

Quoting poLOT (Reply 5):
Based on the filed flight path "787" followed by the Boeing logo. Zoom out a little.

NOW it makes sense...



EDIT: The purple line is the route already flown. The green line is the planned route. Ignore the other red/orange lines (the red is the flight plan for another flight while the orange is a time zone divider).

[Edited 2012-02-09 16:18:45]


Last Flight(s): YHZ-YUL-YYC-YVR-YYJ // YYJ-YYZ-YSJ-YHZ.....Next Flight(s):
User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20639 times:

Flightaware has the full flightplan mapped out now:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...6/history/20120209/2100Z/KBFI/KBFI

Make sure to zoom out for full detail.

Tom.


User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20615 times:

It's obviously "787-Arghhhh" as the flightplanner died as he was working it out.

And if anyone claims they wouldn't write "Arghhhh" as they died, I think Monty Python proved that he would...



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User currently offlinedavs5032 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20523 times:

Quoting ikramerica (Reply 10):
It's obviously "787-Arghhhh" as the flightplanner died as he was working it out.

I was thinking it looks like my notes when I fall asleep writing. lol


User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9666 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20414 times:

That sounds like a miserable flight test to work on. The only good think is that they'll be paying the engineers overtime to sleep! 19 hours with no hot food and a spartan flight test interior is no fun. There's only so much pacing up and down the aisle, tinkering with the lights, and review of the flight test instrumentation that can be done.


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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20382 times:

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 12):
That sounds like a miserable flight test to work on. The only good think is that they'll be paying the engineers overtime to sleep! 19 hours with no hot food and a spartan flight test interior is no fun. There's only so much pacing up and down the aisle, tinkering with the lights, and review of the flight test instrumentation that can be done.

Still better than flying LAX-SYD in a UA 747 in Y...  



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineCM From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20275 times:

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 12):
19 hours with no hot food

Most of the 787 test birds have a microwave strapped down somewhere among the test equipment, but that's little consolation for being airborne for that long without a SQ lie-flat!

Quoting United727 (Reply 2):
Is this one of the GEnx frames?

With the obvious need to kill hours being addressed by this flight plan, it definitely looks like an F&R test - I'm with you, it looks like a part of GEnx cert.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6305 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 20196 times:

Quoting ikramerica (Reply 13):
Still better than flying LAX-SYD in a UA 747 in Y.

Better than LAX-HNL in a........well anything.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 20042 times:

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 15):
Better than LAX-HNL in a........well anything.

I don't get it...



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User currently offlineredrooster3 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 229 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 19951 times:

Quoting United727 (Reply 2):

Is this one of the GEnx frames?

Yes it is, General Electric GEnx-1B engine.



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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5790 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 19884 times:

THis may be the final F&R/ETOPs flight required for certification but I am trying to find out.


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User currently offlineSpeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 19846 times:

Thats really awesome! 

I guess they're doing this just for us (and them of course), as there are not many people in the world that care about this. Or ever see this on a flightmapper...


User currently offlinekalvado From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 19773 times:

Quoting Speedbird217 (Reply 19):
I guess they're doing this just for us (and them of course), as there are not many people in the world that care about this. Or ever see this on a flightmapper...

Can it be something related to flight control software demo? For example, demonstrating capability to program and follow complex flight plans with bunch of options in a few clicks, which will be included in training videos - or something along these lines...


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6938 posts, RR: 63
Reply 21, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 19747 times:

THAT is so clever. Good on Boeing!   

User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5476 posts, RR: 30
Reply 22, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 19734 times:

That is a hoot...No need not to have a chuckle at work....


What the...?
User currently offlinemorrisond From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 19717 times:

At the end of the 7 which there fling right now, do you think they'll do a loop followed by a roll (Shades of 707 Barrel Role) so the end of the 7 is clear?

User currently offlinestevenlee505 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 19728 times:

Awesome. They did the same thing with the 747.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...3/history/20110802/1330Z/KPAE/KPAE


25 Post contains links catdaddy63 : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE236 It looks like they will be writing 787-8 from looking at the map. 19 hours total flight time!
26 kalvado : "747" looks much more rough compared to "787" - is that just planning thing, or some difference between the planes?
27 JoeCanuck : A guy can get mighty parched on a long flight...you need something strong to wet the whistle.[Edited 2012-02-09 19:45:16]
28 stevenlee505 : Looks like they're not drawing the Boeing logo anymore...
29 AirlineReporter : This is epic. Flight Aware is not showing the logo anymore and looks like it is heading back to KBFI. Lame. I called Boeing and they would confirm a 7
30 Post contains images agpatel : Pic of the flight plans before they where changed for those wondering how it looked.
31 AirlineReporter : My bet is Flight Aware is wrong and the 787 is still making the full logo. Any ideas on which aircraft this is? David
32 Dan23 : ZA236/LN35 N1015B for Air India. The GEnX aircraft being used for final testing.
33 tdscanuck : Flightaware has been on-again/off-again with respect to mapping this flight plan all day. Compared to a normal flight plan this one is *extremely* co
34 intsim : Are they returning home via their previous routings or how does that part work?
35 Post contains images andytb77 : Looks to me like they are definitely still doing the logo; FlightAware map just not keeping up. They currently look like they are flying the lower por
36 Post contains images jetblueguy22 : Boeing this would be an ideal time to practice diversions, especially when you're around say GFK. Ill be there at a moments notice . Blue
37 Stabilator : I'm in my PJ's but there is NO chance I'd miss it is she decided to grace GFK with a visit!
38 amwest2united : Someone should send this to CNN and see if they would pick it up.
39 ATCtower : Looks like I got off work at the center a bit too early to work the flight. Would have been a fun one. Its CNN, I can already hear the report: "A Bomb
40 Post contains images timpdx : They are still at it on flightaware and working on the logo. Cool. Wonder if fox is reporting on an a380 making an airbus logo right over the ICBM fie
41 Post contains images Speedbird217 : I doubt you will ever need to program a flightplan that complex in daily service And since you need to enter all the waypoints into the FMC as coordi
42 Post contains links and images dsaf : Making the full logo - very clever!
43 Post contains images Speedbird217 : If they would have expanded the lower right triangle a little further, they could have connected Seattle with Chicago I love Boeing, shows some seriou
44 Post contains images MadameConcorde : The B-787-8 is a most wonderful aircraft. I enjoyed every minute of the flight while I was on board the first inaugural long haul flight from Frankfur
45 kl692 : This is amazing, who would thought that an airplane can draw better than me. And trust be I would do anything to be on this flight than IAD to ACC on
46 united787 : That is awesome!
47 BEG2IAH : I wish this could've been a mileage run. I would do it in a heartbeat. I see they spent quite a bit of time at 43000 feet. Nice. BEG2IAH
48 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Oh... me too... but only with the ANA 787 as it is the only one taking passengers at this point in time. Fat chance we get the possibility to fly on
49 airplanenut : Just watched it land a few minutes ago... great day to be working 10 feet from a window across the street from the BFI tower!
50 Post contains images BEG2IAH : That would be even better. A ton of space and bunch of engineers you can bug with questions about every bolt and switch on that beautiful plane. I gu
51 redrooster3 : 10,408 mile flight, very impressed.
52 Post contains links 71Zulu : 787 Permalink http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...6/history/20120209/2100Z/KBFI/KBFI The 748 also had a long flight when it crossed over every stat
53 MadameConcorde : I am not surprised. The Trent equipped 787-8 is a most amazing aircraft. I am sure the GenX equipped machine must be just as efficient. Our JA805A wa
54 BEG2IAH : 71Zulu, thanks for the links. BEG2IAH
55 kurbitur : This is cool but WHY? .... is there a reason for this why they are drawing 787 on the radar? ..or is it just for fun?
56 ER757 : That's awesome - what a creative way to conduct a test flight. Hats off to the folks who planned this and kudos to the crew that flew it. And of cour
57 Post contains images par13del : So far I have checked the BBC site and a couple other EU sites and they have not yet reported that EASA in conjunction with Airbus, NAACP and other bo
58 Stitch : Well they needed to log that many miles and hours, so they decided to have a bit of fun doing so.
59 bikerthai : If they tried a picture of Bart Simpson, Fox would have got them for copyright infringement. Things like this happens. Back in the time when the comp
60 Post contains images Bruce : Can you imagine the tower controller when they called for clearance....."Boeing two three six heavy, Make that 46. They completely dissed West Virgini
61 Post contains images trigged : Maybe because writing a giant "FUAB" across the North American continent might have been a touch provocative and confrontational? This pattern seems
62 Post contains links and images Speedbird217 : Nah, Airbus thinks painting stuff in the sky is a waste of time. They rather demonstrate the VTOL capabilites of their aircraft for everybody to see,
63 Gingersnap : I laughed harder than I probably should have.
64 Post contains images BEG2IAH : I almost chocked on this sandwich I'm eating. Awesome! BEG2IAH
65 Post contains links 71Zulu : The FA map must not have recorded the track exactly. In Randy's blog he talks about it and shows the Google Earth map with the track showing hitting
66 Post contains images glideslope : Love it!
67 Post contains links davs5032 : I think this came up in a thread a couple of days after the 748 flight but it did actually cross over those two states, but a Flight Aware mistake ma
68 Post contains images MadameConcorde : They like deconstructing aircrafts... though I heard the 346 had Etihad pilots in the flight deck and got it chopped off from the body!
69 bikerthai : Just curious, Could Airbus done some thing like this? Is there space enough above Europe to file such a flight plan without impacting flying traffic?
70 Post contains images Speedbird217 : I don't think it should be a problem to do something like that in Europe. Of course it's busy like hell in the airspace, but looking at the 787 fligh
71 FlyingCello : Well done Boeing...good to see a corporate sense of fun!
72 kl692 : I am not a big fun of AC but I can't wait for them to get their 787. I will book a flight with them to anywhere just to be on this amazing A/C. By the
73 airlineecon : This was really cool. I sent the link to all my non-airline buff friends and they liked it as well. Couple observations 1. Looks like the flight did t
74 4holer : I'm more surprised that they nicely rounded the logo and did a square 8! Guess that would have made the flight planning just too messy!
75 ikramerica : At least they didn't enter Canadian air space or they would have been prosecuted for not spelling out 787 in French... Me too. 8 is really lazy work,
76 tdscanuck : If you have to fly for a particular period of time or distance, you need something to do. Flying a holding pattern for 18 hours achieves the same tes
77 redrooster3 : ZA236 landed on fumes when she was done, she landed at 126kts speed. Talk about being empty!
78 4holer : I'd noticed that on the 748 flight that spelled 747, the "messiness" of that may have been caused by a realization that they didn't have enough fuel
79 Post contains links musang : I would think the reason for the low speed parts was to reduce the turn radii. Another reference in case there's anything to add.... http://www.airli
80 CM : Neither Boeing, Airbus, nor any reputable operator would ever find themselves in a situation where they have dispatched an aircraft with inadequate f
81 bikerthai : Me three. I mean, if they were fastidious enough to re-trace the logo flight to avoid extraneous lines as they made their way back to Seattle, they c
82 Post contains links solarflyer22 : http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...cross-north-america-163127660.html
83 KBUF : They seemed to have missed Rhode Island!
84 Post contains links 71Zulu : Randy says they got them all. http://boeingblogs.com/randy/archives/2011/11/ive_been_everywhere.html
85 Post contains images varigb707 : Pretty cool stuff.
86 Post contains images aloges : *bump* Maybe this will avoid one or two new threads on this flight.
87 tdscanuck : That's not exactly true. The legal requirement is that you've got adequate fuel for the mission. For testing, it's usually much easier and more pract
88 CM : Of course, you are correct that not every rule attached to an AOC applies to a test flight program. You have to admit, however, the notion of a Boein
89 Post contains images juced : Hah, that is awesome, this has to be one of the biggest sky writings ever
90 tdscanuck : Agreed. F&R is certification...not only would they have an opinion, they'd be onboard. Internationally, yes. Domestically, no, unless you're doin
91 Continental : I saw this on FB and could not believe it. That is SO cool!
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