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clickhappy
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777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:30 am

For those of you interested, the first flight of the new Boeing 772LR will be on March 8, routing PAE-BFI.
 
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:06 am

What is PAE and BFI ?


Thanks !
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:09 am

Everett to Boeing Field.
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:12 am

You know you can just mouse over the abbreviations too see the airport names right?
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:17 am

ClickHappy,

How did you beat ConcordeBoy to this info? Anyway, I am sure you will be there to shoot it.
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:53 am

Quoting Leelaw (reply 2):
Everett to Boeing Field.


So, it'll fly all around the globe between these two points? Big grin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:54 am

For those of us in the United states, when we see 8/3/2005....we think August 3rd, 2005. Not March 8th, 2005 Big grin
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:59 am

S12PPL,

That is so.... true. I thought why is it taking so........ long for that first flight. Why August? Anyway... I want to see that bird taking off! Please keep me posted.

Thanks,  Smile
 
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:09 am

Quoting Starlionblue (reply 3):
You know you can just mouse over the abbreviations too see the airport names right?


That's sweet! I didn't notice that until now! Thanks for the tip.
 
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:22 am

S12PPL - thats because like most Americans we expect things to be done OUR way, which is stupid.

The rest of the world reads dates the way I posted it in the title, but for those of you who are unwilling to learn the correct way I spelled it out for you in the body of the message.
 
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:26 am

Well, it is an American airliner flying from an American airport on American soil...
 
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:28 am

...with lots of American customers  Insane
 
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:30 am

and yes, we bloody Americans are very SPOILED.. so next time.. our way please..
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:43 am

does boeing have any plans to fly the plane in may, i'm in YVR in early may and plan to drive to Seattle to checkout the Boeing tour and shop.
 
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:47 am

Qantas707 - The 772LR will be going through flight trials out of BFI through the summer, so there will be plenty of chances to see it.

Drop me a line when you get to Seattle and I would be happy to show you around, assuming that you aren't put out by the way I mentioned the date in this thread  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:50 am

Jokes about the round-the-world route from PAI to BFI aside, will this flight be a 3 to 4 hour test flight, just like the other initial 777 flights were ?

P.S. For anyone that cares, there is actually an International Standard ( ISO 8601:2000 ) that specifies that dates should be written YYYY-MM-DD (e.g., 2005-03-08 ). More details can be found at this link.

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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:00 am

Royal
thanks for that, not put out by the way you mentioned the date, it's actually my bday on march 8th so i'm quite happy to see it flying for the first time on that date!  Smile

i'll get our mutual mate Mr Chui to give me your details  Big grin
 
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:12 am

Quoting WestWing (reply 15):
P.S. For anyone that cares, there is actually an International Standard ( ISO 8601:2000 ) that specifies that dates should be written YYYY-MM-DD (e.g., 2005-03-08 ). More details can be found at this link.


Yeah, screw little endian date formats. Having the day first is the worst thing when it comes to deal with dates in text format and trying to sort by date using many standard sorting tools. You don't get things to come out in order unless you go through extra effort. I'd rather have month first than day first because at least with month first, every thing from a given month gets grouped together.
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:45 am

Why doesn't it work anymore? I used to be able to "mouse over", but now it doesn't show anyting... can anyone help? (Sorry)
Quoting Starlionblue (reply 3):
You know you can just mouse over the abbreviations too see the airport names right?
 
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:22 am

Qantas077 hope we might see it in Australia at Alice Springs. The 773ER did some testing there.

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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:07 pm

K, its MM-DD-YY because it's a american plane, your from america, etc.
 
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:29 pm

Well you are wrong on the year. In Japan it is the year Heisei 17. So we still have to wait a 1988 years to even see the thing take off!

Seriously, what would the "Big Test" be? Seattle to (South Africa?)
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:50 am

The irony of the situation is that this is the world's longest range aircraft, however, it's first flight will only be from two point that are less that 50nm apart  Laugh out loud

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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:12 am

Quoting Centrair (reply 21):
Seriously, what would the "Big Test" be? Seattle to (South Africa?)


I am flying to Zambia in May, I will just wait for that flight!  Big grin
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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:15 am

We celebrate the longest range aircraft in the world with no American customers and we're getting hung up on the date of the threat being unAmerican?

God, are we gonna get nuked or what?  Yeah sure


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RE: 777-200LR - First Flight - 08.03.2005

Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:42 am

Quoting PyroGX41487 (reply 24):
We celebrate the longest range aircraft in the world with no American customers and we're getting hung up on the date of the threat being unAmerican?

God, are we gonna get nuked or what?


First, the date issue. I have to deal with dates all the time and have grown up with it one way. Having mulitple formats does make it confusing, but who are we to say it has to be a certain way. I believe the US is 5% of the worlds population?

Second the lack of US buyers. I would rather the US buyers wait until they can afford to buy the plane. It they bought it and then went under, what good would that do? Besides, it doesn't hurt the US that other countries by our biggest exports!

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