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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

I am flying on SWA1174 from ISP-BWI-CHS on Thursday morning and am wondering how great my chances are of catching a glimpse of a 787 (whether parked or in action)? I see that one flew yesterday CHS-MYR(which is actually one of my home airports) but I missed it. What is the proximity of the Boeing facilities to the commercial terminal? I do hope to see one of the majestic new birds.

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User currently offlineavalon2862 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Thread starter):
What is the proximity of the Boeing facilities to the commercial terminal? I do hope to see one of the majestic new birds.

The Boeing plant is right next to the terminal in CHS. If you're driving out of the terminal, you'll see the facility very clearly. You'll probably also see one of the DreamLifters on the ramp as well. If you go to the cell phone waiting area, it is literally right next to the assembly building and you can see anything that is taxiing to/from the Boeing ramp.

As for the 787s... when I was there a couple weeks ago, the only one I saw was an AI bird that was undergoing ramp completion tasks. The outdoor ramp for the 787's is on the opposite side of the assembly building from the terminal, so unless you drive around to the other side of of the assembly building, you probably won't see anything. Even then, there's a lof of blast fencing that surrounds the ramp area, but you can still see the planes on the ramp.

I wouldn't count on any photo opportunities, though. Security is pretty tight and the airport police are everywhere.


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Thanks for the info! Since my place is 10 minutes from MYR, I'll be keeping my eye out there, too.

[Edited 2012-06-19 10:40:20]

User currently offlinecaetravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

This past weekend the AI bird was sitting on the ramp. There is a frontage road around the airport that takes you right by the 787 ramp. I took a drive around it and was able to get some very good views of it as I drove past. However, stopping was NOT an option. As I turned around and came back by, there were two cops on 4 wheelers patrolling the perimeter fences.


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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

If I am sitting on the right side of the aircraft in a window seat, will I be able to see the ramp fr omthe plane as we taxi in?

User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

The AI bird flew a testflight yesterday. It may or may not need more test-/acceptence flights before delivery. As Boeing and AI now has agreed on the conditions, its next flight may be the Flyaway ..

Most likely it will require another testflight or two, though. It might also be used for some promowork, being the frst CHS bird.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7414 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

(why don't we make this an official thread?)

When I check flight aware, what do I look for to get only 787 traffic out of CHS?



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User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

Given the current low number of 787's around, you can just search for all of them and pick out the ones at CHS:

http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B788

Tom.


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 6):
When I check flight aware, what do I look for to get only 787 traffic out of CHS?

Or you can also just look on the flight schedule for flights listed as BOE or have the equipment as a B788.

Quoting LN-MOW (Reply 5):
The AI bird flew a testflight yesterday.

Odds are that that's the one that flew to Myrtle Beach and back yesterday.


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 8):
Odds are that that's the one that flew to Myrtle Beach and back yesterday.
Quoting spiritair97 (Thread starter):
I see that one flew yesterday CHS-MYR

Anyone know if Boeing's planning on using MYR in a similar capacity to MWH out here? I've been wondering what their plans for SC test flights are...



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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 9):
Anyone know if Boeing's planning on using MYR in a similar capacity to MWH out here? I've been wondering what their plans for SC test flights are...

I do know that it is the airport where they will conduct certain ground tests of all their CHS-built machines.


User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 8):
Odds are that that's the one that flew to Myrtle Beach and back yesterday.

Yes, that's the one. It was viewable on Flightradar24. It flies as BOE237, which you can set up alert for at Flightaware.



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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Quoting LN-MOW (Reply 11):
It flies as BOE237, which you can set up alert for at Flightaware.

Good to know, Thanks!


User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Yesterday both VT-AND and VT-ANH were flown to CHS, so I'm assuming AI will have their first three 787's delivered from there. Bring out t he cameras.  


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