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Saw My First 787 And 747-8I  
User currently offlinerahulrahul From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 175 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10401 times:

While transiting through Frankfurt a few days ago, I saw a ANA 787, and Lufthansa's brand new 747-8I, D-ABYA. I know, not that big of a deal, but I got really excited. We ended up parked next to the 787. BTW, this is my first post in the forums.


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User currently offline777222LR From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10330 times:

I'm interested to see how the 787 compares to the A330 when sitting next to each other. Is it about the same cabin height, how do the wings compare, etc.

Congrats on seeing both of those aircraft.


User currently offlinerahulrahul From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10273 times:

Quoting 777222LR (Reply 1):
I'm interested to see how the 787 compares to the A330 when sitting next to each other. Is it about the same cabin height, how do the wings compare, etc.

I didn't really pay attention to that, but I did notice that our A340-300 felt a bit taller, and from the gate looked a lot longer.

rahulrahul
  



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10899 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9525 times:

Quoting rahulrahul (Thread starter):
While transiting through Frankfurt a few days ago, I saw a ANA 787, and Lufthansa's brand new 747-8I, D-ABYA.

My two inaugural Boeing aircrafts!

I love the long haul ANA 787 Dreamliner JA805A my beautiful baby!

She was there when we landed with the return inaugural on the Lufthansa 747-8i
I know which one of the two gets my preference!!!

ANA 787 Dreamliner Best-est most wonderful subsonic to fly!!!!

        



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12565 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 9110 times:

Quoting rahulrahul (Thread starter):
BTW, this is my first post in the forums.

Thanks for the post!

I made a pilgrimage to KPAE last fall to see both for the first time, and indeed it was thrilling.

It takes some getting used to that loooong upper deck on the -8i, no?

And as nice as the 787-8 is, the -9 will be a nicer looking plane than the -8, IMHO.

The -8 clearly looks like it could use a stretch!  



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User currently offlineUM78 From Italy, joined Nov 2011, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 9095 times:
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Wellcome on board    

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User currently offlineIdeekay From Switzerland, joined Jun 2012, 210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 8881 times:

Welcome on board from me too,

I neither saw the 787 nor the 748 in Reallife. 
But the 787 is a very cool and awesome aircraft! I really want to fly one time with a 787!

The 748 looks for me like the 744 but with more seats/space on the upper deck.


User currently offlinecanyonblue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 8716 times:

Years ago my wife and I were visiting Seattle and I dragged her to Snohomish County Airport for a little Boeing viewing. We took the production line tour but were not told what we were going to see. Little did we know they would bring us to the viewing platform between the 777 and 787 line. The first two 787s were on the line and assembled - but not completed. What a thrill....a brand new type that had not even flown yet. Of course they had confiscated my camera before starting the tour.

Last month I was at LHR and was fortunate enough to see the 787 again. It was sitting at a hard stand and we taxied right past it. In fact, the United captain told everyone on the left side of the aircraft about the 787 as we went by. Good times.....still haven't seen the 747-8. Will try to catch it in MIA.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3069 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 7915 times:

Saw my first 787 and 747-8 in Frankfurt as well today.

ANA 787 (obviously), but not LH 748, rather BA World Cargo 747-8F

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 6804 times:

I saw my first 787 on 07/08/07.  
Quoting rahulrahul (Reply 2):
I didn't really pay attention to that, but I did notice that our A340-300 felt a bit taller, and from the gate looked a lot longer.

I've generally noticed that Airbus aircraft seem to be "taller" than most, maybe all, of their Boeing counterparts. The first time I flew on an A320 I was a little freaked out because I was expecting the B737's low position. 



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User currently offlineTbone354 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 6404 times:
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Cool I guess. I have never seen a 787 and probably never will. The only 747 I ever saw was an old AA 747-100 type series at HNL back in the early 80's.

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7595 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 6232 times:

Welcome!

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 3):

Madame, did you fly the plane that went to HKG as well, or just the one to FRA ?



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User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1365 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 6104 times:

Quoting Tbone354 (Reply 10):

Cool I guess. I have never seen a 787 and probably never will. The only 747 I ever saw was an old AA 747-100 type series at HNL back in the early 80's

What are you, in federal prison or something? 787s are going to be everywhere. Even 747s are common enough if you know where to look. A380s... Now there's something hard to get hold of. I once went a year without seeing one in real life...



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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2529 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 6026 times:

Welcome to a.net.
Living in the Seattle area, I've been fortunate to see both many times. Still a thrill. Highlight of the flight test program spotting came the day the 748i had its maiden flight. There was a large crowd of fellow spotters at BFI awaiting touchdown and immediately prior to the 748's arrival came not one but two of the 787 test birds. That was pretty cool.


User currently offlineASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 734 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 5859 times:

Saw my first 787 (JAL) taking off to NRT from BOS couple of weeks ago ... had to stop, look up in awe, and snap a few shots with my iPhone ... the other pedestrians on the street must have thought I'm crazy!  and say my first 748 parked in IAD couple of days (LH) ...

both times, needless to day, I was extremely thrilled ...   


User currently offlineKLAXAirport From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 5838 times:

The CX 747-8F is an amazing aircraft! Looks wonderful! We see it a ton here at LAX!

Quoting rahulrahul (Thread starter):

Welcome on board and enjoy this wonderful forum!  

Cheers,
KLAXAirport   


User currently offlineCZ346 From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 5769 times:

I saw the 748 well before I saw the 787, but they're both amazing a/c to see...

The first time I saw the 748 was... well embarrassing. I fly in and out of AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG 2-3 times a month and I had kept an eye out for the 748 for some time now. We landed and on our rollout I looked out the window and saw 3 748's. Keep in mind, I'm in first class coming off of a 16 hour non-stop, and when I see them blurt out to the guy next to me like he was another one of my pilot buddies screaching OH MY GOD ITS THE 748! AH, AND ITS THE SPIRIT OF HONG KONG SCHEME, WHAT A TREAT! THATS SO COOL!!!

The guy next to me just looked at me, looked out the window, and went back to reading his paper. I decided to skip talking about aviation to strangers from now.


User currently offlineBW424 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2008, 1432 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 5750 times:

Actually saw the B748F for the first time this past Friday, courtesy CX. A real beauty! Awfully quiet though. Waiting to see the 787 touch down hopefully very soon here at MIA!


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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 5621 times:

Quoting CZ346 (Reply 16):

I had the exact same reaction earlier in the year (though it was just the Spirit of HK plane). People thought I was having a fit to the extent that a FA came over to check I was okay as soon as we had left the runway... I still don't know why it was s exciting...

My first 787 was when it visited SYD last year. Stunning aircraft to see come in to land, and even more stunning out of the window of a little 738 as you taxi past. I was also struck by how low she seemed to be, especially given that it would have been a pretty lightly loaded plane.


User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1365 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 5583 times:

Quoting KLAXAirport (Reply 15):

The CX 747-8F is an amazing aircraft! Looks wonderful! We see it a ton here at LAX!

Yeah, we get it a bunch here at DFW too, in fact HK Trader is in tonight as we speak. Good to know about LAX though, seeing as I'm moving there in a few weeks...



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User currently offlinecaetravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 909 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5188 times:

Living a few miles from a 787 assembly line means I know where to see 787s whenever I want to.   However, I've yet to see one taking off or landing, and am definitely looking forward to that. I also cannot wait to see a 748i. That will be a real treat for me.


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User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2396 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5138 times:

Saw my first 787 at MAN while it was doing its world tour in the UK in April. Still amazed how quiet she is compared to other aircraft there. Still waiting to see my first 747-8...


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User currently offlinerotating14 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 667 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5063 times:

Here in ANC we see a ton of freighter traffic from all over but the 747-8 stands in a class of it own. I remember the first time I saw her. She was rotating right before me, just as I was putting my car in park to snap some photos. One word----> Majestic!!   

User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5022 times:
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Quoting CXfirst (Reply 8):
Saw my first 787 and 747-8 in Frankfurt as well today.

ANA 787 (obviously), but not LH 748, rather BA World Cargo 747-8F

You very lucky!!!!!! I'll doubt that will see one of those beauties in near future... or simply plan a trip to FRA!!!!

Quoting rotating14 (Reply 22):
Here in ANC we see a ton of freighter traffic from all over but the 747-8 stands in a class of it own. I remember the first time I saw her. She was rotating right before me, just as I was putting my car in park to snap some photos

You will share some of your pics with us?? Will be great to see.....

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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2529 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4918 times:

Quoting CZ346 (Reply 16):
The first time I saw the 748 was... well embarrassing. I fly in and out of AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG 2-3 times a month and I had kept an eye out for the 748 for some time now. We landed and on our rollout I looked out the window and saw 3 748's. Keep in mind, I'm in first class coming off of a 16 hour non-stop, and when I see them blurt out to the guy next to me like he was another one of my pilot buddies screaching OH MY GOD ITS THE 748! AH, AND ITS THE SPIRIT OF HONG KONG SCHEME, WHAT A TREAT! THATS SO COOL!!!

That's a funny story and similar to what happened the first time I saw Concorde. Was totally unexpected and we were going down the freeway. I shouted out something quite a bit like you did and the driver almost went off the road! With the 748 had something like that too once. Our office is close to BFI and one day a gal who sat next to a window casually said words to the effect of "that's a pretty big plane" so I go to the window and there's the one in sunrise livery about 1000 feet or less AGL. I made some sort of exclamation but since we're an airfreight company and there's lot of airplane geeks there, most people understood and joined me at the window to stare.


25 Post contains images MadameConcorde : JA-801A -the HKG 787- domestic turnaround to Hiroshima and back to Haneda JA-805A -the FRA 787- first ever long haul inaugural flight 21 January 2012
26 Post contains images DocLightning : Freighters aren't "real" aircraft. I've only seen the 787 and 748 once, both at PAE during testing. Have yet to see either one do what they do best.
27 Post contains images ER757 : Hey, them's fightin' words! Withour cargo planes, I'd be out of a job
28 vaus77w : You're joking right? I saw both last July during a Boeing tour at Everett. At the end of the tour, as we were getting out of the bus, was lucky enoug
29 Burkhard : Up to now I only saw the 748I once, but it is a very different look than the 744, since everything up to the wings is fully 2 flours, and the wing al
30 Post contains links and images EagleBoy : Thats a pretty impressive day of spotting, the 2 rarest airline types at present. It is a big deal! (An A380 would have been the icing on the cake!!)
31 United_fan : I got to see my first 748 in MIA in April . A CX freighter. Pretty cool to see in person.
32 Post contains images gr8circle : A bit off topic, but I have a rather ridiculous situation with the A380...... I live in Toronto and have seen the EK A380 numerous times at YYZ in the
33 B742 : Saw my first 747-8i today on approach to IAD (LH, FRA-IAD), beautiful looking aircraft! Still yet to see the 787-8, but managed to catch the 747-8F (B
34 PHX787 : On my birthday in 2007 a demonstration A380 (I believe it's CN7) flew into CVG after a low pass by the GE facility, which is about 5 miles north of m
35 VV701 : Welcome. When I was about your age in late July 1958 I flew from LHR to LBG in a BEA Vickers Viscount, my first commercial flight - note my handle. O
36 Post contains images jayeshrulz : Well, i managed to catch the BA 7478F aircraft... it was taxing and then it took off. Must say, one of the most thrilling moments of my aviation life.
37 Post contains images MadameConcorde : A very nice looking aircraft. I saw her at Frankfurt airport - gave me the chance to see two 747-8 the "i" and the BA freighter on the same day. I wo
38 Post contains images DocLightning : You poor thing. I feel SO sorry for you. Of course I am. That's why I threw a smiley in.
39 Post contains images gr8circle : Haha....thanks.....but I just find it amusing......hope I don't have the same experience with the 787.....but considering I'm at AC's home base, I'll
40 bwest : Still haven't seen the 787. I did see the 748 in British Airways cargo livery on take off from Frankfurt early this year. Even from a distance she loo
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