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Cx Flyboy How Was The Delivery Flight?  
User currently offlineI LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7226 times:

Apologies if this has been posted but I remember Cx flyboy talking about the possibility of him going on a delivery flight. I was wondering how that went?

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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6761 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7111 times:

Well, he made it back in one piece and trundled along nicely at FL430 I heard...

Mandala499



When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7110 times:

Yes I made it back in one piece. There was a small delay for a couple of days as some last-minute things were rectified, but after that we departed on a beautiful sunny day back to Hong Kong on a 14hours flight.

Here are some photos:

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176720 Our pride and joy.
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176607 Love it.
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176649 A very new engine
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176727 First time I have seen an Ethiopian in the new colours.
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176648 Got a tour of a KLM
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176728 Someone else's 777 waiting for delivery.
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176640 Ours wasn't quite ready


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7092 times:

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176722 Home of the 777!
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176652 Where it all began
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176719 Odd contraption.
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176642 Doing the walkaround
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176641 Walkaround
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176729 Watching the climb through the camera.
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176724 Economy class during the flight. This was empty - all for our inflight rest.


User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7076 times:

Congrats on this delivery flight, CxFb

But... why do I feel a post deletion coming in ?  Wink/being sarcastic

707


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7036 times:

Sounds like you had a great time, CxFlyboy! That's a beautiful new plane, congrats on being part of the delivery crew.

Tell us, what does a fresh new 777 smell like??


FSP


User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6982 times:

Wow! How I envy you... Great job and post some more pictures if you get a chance!

EmiratesA345 Smile/happy/getting dizzy



You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
User currently offlineBrunswick737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6901 times:

hmmm..... maybe a new 777 smells like a new car!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6878 times:

Question:

There where normally the steering column would be - there's a crank, normally behind the column, below the instruments.

what is that for?

Adjusting the column?
Adjusting pedals?
Ringing the F/A to bring coffee?



Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6835 times:

707cmf,

They can't delete my photos because there are no photos on this website which can substitute these photos! If I had linked a photo of a US Air 737 landing, then they would delete it, as there are plently on this website!

747FSPilot, Brunswick737,

A new 777 does indeed smell almost exactly like a new car (without leather). A very nice smell indeed!

Nudelhirsch,

That crank is to wind the sunroof back!
Actually, it's to wind the rudder pedals closer, or further away to you.


User currently offlineI LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6807 times:

Thanks for the pics!!! Glad it went well.

User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6788 times:

Cx flyboy,

When you look into the logs of such an aircraft before the delivery flight, how many hours does the aircraft usually have on it at this time?

So... How many hours in total from testing to repositioning the aircraft did the manufacturer do, before you guys were able to take it away.

EmiratesA345 Smile/happy/getting dizzy



You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5043 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6722 times:

Great pictures!

I love that in-dash camera setup so you can watch yourself while in flight. very cool.......


bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6722 times:

You can almost imagine it was Microsoft Flight Simulator looking at the mounted cameras  Smile

Can't wait till you show me the hard copies CX_flyboy!



People. They make an airline. www.cathaypacific.com
User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6690 times:

EmiratesA345,

Normally when an aircraft is rolled out of the hangar, it will do a test flight pilotted by Boeing test pilots. This is called a B1 flight. All going well, this is the only Boeing flown test flight the aircraft does. If there are any issues, they may do a B2, or even B3.....as many as it takes. When they are happy, it is handed over to the company's test crew (With Boeing supervision). This is called the C1. Any subsequent flights are C2, C3 etc...
Ideally, an aircraft can get away with a B1 and a C1, and then be delivered. Each of these flights will be around 4 hours. B-HNM did up to a B3 or B4, and up to a C2 before delivery.....so it was well work by the time we took it! Big grin


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6607 times:

Cx_flyboy- If you remember, how long did the flight take? What did you cruise at (altitude and speed) and how did you get up to SEA/BFI? (Did you fly to YYV then drive to Seattle?)


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6518 times:

AA61 i assume you mean YVR iso YYV? lol  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6478 times:

AA61Hvy,

I can't remember what initial cruise was at, but it was not long before we were up at FL350. We eventually cruised at FL430 by the time we passed Japan. (Max altitude of the 777 is FL431!) However because we were light, we still had a good 20 margin between the MERS (Minimum EnRoute Speed) and the overspeed tape.
We initially cruised at M.845, and then M.85 further down route. The flight took 13:57Hrs.


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6417 times:

I had a feeling you guys were going to cruise up higher than normal, much smoother air up there.
CX-Do you remember the TOW?

Sorry if this is racking your brain!  Wink/being sarcastic Inquiring minds want to know!
--
Airbus-Yup, I always get the Canadian codes messed up, thanks!



Go big or go home
User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6341 times:

I think TOW was 254.8 tonnes. Lots to spare. MTOW is 263,084KGs.

User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6171 times:

How much of the weight came from the Boeing store  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6127 times:

US$1000 worth!.....doing my bit to prop up the global economy!

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5953 times:

$1000! Geez, Cx_flyboy! Well, thanks for supporting the Snohomish County economy.  Smile


But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5903 times:

US$ 50 or so was for me  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5841 times:

Thanks to you too Daryl!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5564 times:

Don't mention it Big grin

Just wish the jacket I got had the boeing logo on it like it does on the website!


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