MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10502 posts, RR: 38 Reply 10, posted (4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12953 times:
Quoting asctty (Thread starter): BA flew their Dreamliner over the Rolls Royce engine factory this morning, accompanied by a couple of slightly older veterans of RR power. You won't see this very often!!
andy33 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 72 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11393 times:
Flew right over my house. Very impressive, as I didn't know it was coming and it flew low enough to identify the tailfin. Until this came into view I assumed it was a TOM example on approach to East Midlands Airport.
kdhurst380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 168 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10015 times:
Quoting VV701 (Reply 12): Quoting eg777er (Reply 11):
I thought Boeing had dropped the customer designation number for the 787. So G-ZBJA is simply either a Boeing 787 8 or a Boeing 787 8 Dreamliner. Boeing seems to prefer the latter.
According to GINFO (The UK CAA's database for all G- registered aircraft), the 787 is listed as 787-8.
I believe the Spitfire was the Rolls-Royce PR Mk19 and as such is a Griffon powered example - that aside, the Spit was MUCH louder than the 787. I was watching at EMA and it was the sound of the Spit that first alerted us the fact the 787 was coming back for another pass!!!!
Whether or not one wants to use 'Dreamliner' is up to them. Boeing market the term Dreamliner, so it is an official term. No need to make a post that offers no contribution towards the thread, particularly when you are nitpicking, when the OP wasn't wrong in the first place.