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737-900ER At Edwards AFB, Why?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:39 am

Anyone know why the one and only 737-900ER has been at Edwards AFB for the past 4 days. Very strange.

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RE: 737-900ER At Edwards AFB, Why?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:44 am

Part of the Flight Test Certification program?

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RE: 737-900ER At Edwards AFB, Why?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:45 am

That's correct, Edwards has a long history of being used as a test center for flight certification. With that long runway, you have plenty of room for anything you want.
 
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RE: 737-900ER At Edwards AFB, Why?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:47 am

Cross wind landing tests, perhaps? Certainly something having to do with certification.
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RE: 737-900ER At Edwards AFB, Why?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:06 am

They tend to do engine-out stuff, MTOW RTO, and other extreme tests at Edwards...having all that extra pavement is a nice safety feature for that kind of testing.
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RE: 737-900ER At Edwards AFB, Why?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:07 am

Yes. Boeing always brings the "new types" down there for flight testing. Considering you can basically do touch and goes down the dry lake bed in a 777 there is more than enough room for anything that might happen.
This is normal and expected.
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RE: 737-900ER At Edwards AFB, Why?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:53 am

I believe Boeing also does all its tail scrape tests at Edwards AFB.
 
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RE: 737-900ER At Edwards AFB, Why?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:28 pm

Does Boeing still operate their test facilities at Moses Lake, Washington?
 
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RE: 737-900ER At Edwards AFB, Why?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:30 pm

one word: testing. I hope people get clips of the actual test.

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RE: 737-900ER At Edwards AFB, Why?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:30 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 7):
Does Boeing still operate their test facilities at Moses Lake, Washington?

Yes and every aircraft that comes off the line goes on its first flight to Moses Lake (with a few exceptions).
This is talking about a new type. Boeing always brings them down to Edwards. They have been doing this for a long time. I'm sure you've all seen the pictures of the Boeing 720 with oversized tires doing mudd landings at Edwards back in the 50's?
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RE: 737-900ER At Edwards AFB, Why?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:57 pm

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 9):
Yes and every aircraft that comes off the line goes on its first flight to Moses Lake (with a few exceptions).
This is talking about a new type. Boeing always brings them down to Edwards. They have been doing this for a long time. I'm sure you've all seen the pictures of the Boeing 720 with oversized tires doing mudd landings at Edwards back in the 50's?

Thanks Beach19; I know Boeing uses Edwards AFB for tests, as will as everyone else, as I lived about 30 miles from there for almost 40 years.

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