flybaurlax From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 637 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9950 times:
I was able to go out on the ramp and watch the newest arrival to SEA, the ANA 787! We welcome you with open arms! ANA has replaced the daily 777 NRT-SEA flight with a 787. Lucky for me this is right across the ramp!
Here are some pictures I shot with my phone. I took some video, but won't be able to upload it until I get home. Enjoy!
approaching the water canons
the 767 was much, much louder than the 787. I was shocked how quiet the ANA taxied by, while I was wishing I had brought out my earplugs when the 767 screamed by.
I will post the video when I get home. The video shows the water canon salute, as well as the aircraft taxiing right in front of me, with the wingtip almost over my head. Very exciting stuff!
Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3499 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8994 times:
Great photos! I was hoping to catch her incoming to SEA this morning, but alas, the 34s were active today and as such, it didn't come in over the neighborhood. Look forward to catching her some other time in the near future! Can't wait to see the video.
flybaurlax From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 637 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8073 times:
Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 7): Looks like a rough start...5:15PM Pacific and the return to NRT still hasn't departed due to mx issues...anyone have more info?
Yeah it had hydraulics issues. A few of our systems engineers were actually taking a walk around underneath her when the techs said they were going to take a delay. Not exactly sure what the hydraulics problems were, though.
Here's the video. Sorry it took me so long (picnic on the boat took precedence)
nethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1060 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6593 times:
With ANA service and advanced in-flight entermainment system on this 787 service, I'm sure the route will stay long with solid load factor.
Yup, can't wait for TYO-SJC later. Got ta be my choice for the next time to the bay area.
context From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5200 times:
Local news reporting a problem with a cooling system valve though they also admit they haven't heard anything from ANA or Boeing. Good news in all this is that if they keep the current delay schedule we'll get to see two 787s at SEA today at the same time!