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Who's Going To BOS To See JAL 787 On 4/22?

Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:22 pm

BOS has a huge spotting community, and I'll have the chance to meet them in person a week from today as the first revenue 787 flight in the United States lands there. JAL's 787 is scheduled to land late morning. Choice of runway will probably be set well beforehand, and our spotting locations will be chosen accordingly. I'm sure the media will have their helicopters off in the distance recording the 787s arrival.

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Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:56 pm

I'm planning on coming down.

Any plans for a meet?
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Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:54 am

Quoting chrisnh (Thread starter):
BOS has a huge spotting community, and I'll have the chance to meet them in person a week from today as the first revenue 787 flight in the United States lands there. JAL's 787 is scheduled to land late morning. Choice of runway will probably be set well beforehand, and our spotting locations will be chosen accordingly. I'm sure the media will have their helicopters off in the distance recording the 787s arrival.

Chris in NH

You might verify the dates of the first operation. My information shows this flights first flight from BOS will be 4/23/2012.

It will only operate 4 days a week until June, where it will become daily.
 
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Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:20 pm

First ops is Sunday 4/22. Operates MWFSu until June. And for the spotters, it's rumored JAL can only accpect RWY 15R/33L for departures due to severe company obstacle clearance restrictions. JAL & Massport trying to work out the problem.
 
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Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:20 am

I'll try to make it, though I have a commitment in the late afternoon.
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Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:23 am

I just tore up some Legal Seafood at BOS. I'd come back for a lobster roll dunno about a 787.   
 
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Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:31 am

what is the time frame for arrival, I may be able to hop down on Cape...if someone can pick me up at the terminal.
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Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:39 am

I will come out to see it, but I am too lazy to do my own research. I expect to find out recommendations for spotting locations from this very thread.
 
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Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:01 am

Quoting fxramper (Reply 5):

Atta boy. I see your priorities are set straight  
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Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:02 pm

I finally looked it up, it looks like it will be arriving at 11:20AM on Sunday as JAL008.
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Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:25 pm

I also checked the weather for Sunday. It looks like its supposed to be raining all day in Boston.
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Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:03 pm

Quoting NBGSkyGod (Reply 10):
I also checked the weather for Sunday. It looks like its supposed to be raining all day in Boston.

Sigh, you are correct.

I did do some googling and it seems you WILL get chased out of the terminal parking areas by security.

Given the rain, chances are being off-property will mean you won't see much if anything.

So, not much point in coming down...
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Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:32 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 11):
I did do some googling and it seems you WILL get chased out of the terminal parking areas by security.

from what I understand, if you contact MASSPort they will give you permission to be in the parking garage, there were some posts about that in the photography forum I believe.
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Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:16 pm

My friend and I are coming up from PVD to see it. We're doing some sort of spotting meeting up with a group. I don't know all the details since he arranged it. I think it's on top of the Terminal B garage.
 
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Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:11 pm

Is the 787 confirmed? Last I heard it was going to be a 777.
 
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:34 am

Quoting airbazar (Reply 14):

Is the 787 confirmed? Last I heard it was going to be a 777.

= This is what I am hearing as well. Any other insights?

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Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:02 am

According to the JAL website, its supposed to be the 787.
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:08 am

I can't be there in person, but will be there with my fellow A.netters in spirit. May great spotting find you, and beautiful weather and a wonderful approach be in your future, a piece of history for BOS & JL. It would be neat to see AA bump up their presence in BOS when they can, and help funnel some great connections through BOS instead of DFW, using the AA/JL JV.

[Edited 2012-04-19 03:37:33]
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:33 am

Who in a position to actually KNOW (rather than GUESS) is saying the debut will use the 777? Are these 'friends of friends who have a friend who works for JAL?' No one should buy that kind of report.

In the end, a 777 arriving is only slightly less historic: First nonstop between Boston and Tokyo, first scheduled JAL flight (Red Sox used JAL 744s three years ago).

If the weather is reasonable (i.e. overcast or better), I'll be there to see whatever plane it happens to be.
 
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:58 pm

Putting my weatherman hat on, you might get just that.

The prediction is that any actual precip will end late Sat, but it's not clear whether or not there will be another airmass coming along to take the place of the soggy stuff so they are guessing it will be overcast Sun morning and perhaps more rain later Sunday:

MODEL GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO
DIFFERS AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN HANDLING NORTHERN STREAM SHORT WAVE ENERGY ENTERING THE
TROUGH RESULTING AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN A NEW CUT OFF LOW FORMING OVER THE EASTERN
UNITED STATES. THERE IS A WIDE SPREAD AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN THE ENSEMBLE GUIDANCE AND
THE MODELS HAVE NOT SHOWN RUN-TO-RUN CONSISTENCY OR CONSISTENCY WITH
EACH OTHER. REFER TO THE EXTENDED FORECAST DISCUSSION ISSUED NEW: Thomsonfly (United Kingdom)">BY
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER FOR DETAILS.

THE COLD FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OFFSHORE LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT/SUNDAY MORNING. AT THIS TIME...LOOKING AT A LULL AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN CHANCES
FOR PRECIPITATION SUNDAY WITH POPS INCREASING AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT AS
THE UPPER LOW DRAWS THE SURFACE LOW JUST OFF THE EAST COAST WESTWARD
EARLY AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN THE NEXT WEEK. COOL AND UNSETTLED WEATHER WITH TEMPERATURES
EXPECTED TO MODERATE TOWARD NORMAL AS THE SYSTEM FINALLY MOVES AWAY
FROM THE REGION LATER AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN THE WEEK.


Ref: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsBy...e.php?state=ma&prodtype=discussion

There's a lot of uncertainty in the forecast, so it's best to keep checking.

Edit: LOL! The a.net software really mangled that forecast!
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:32 am

According to jal.com, JAL08 is airborne with an ETA of 11:40a ET

As a 787-800, of course  http://flightaware.com/live/flight/JAL8
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:38 am

I'll be at the top of the Terminal B parking lot. Sounds like a Runway 22L kinda day.

EDIT: IF the 15R/33L thing is correct, this should make for an interesting crosswind approach to (my guess) 15R.

[Edited 2012-04-21 20:43:05]
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:32 am

Everyone back east, have a lot of fun and get some awesome photos and video of the arrival - it's been a LOOOOONG time coming for this flight!
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:43 am

Hallo Boston!

This is my first post on A-net.
JL8/AA5922 (JA822J) took off from NRT at 12:13 JST.

Sorry for poor quality,


Congrats to Boston and JAL!

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Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:30 am

Thank you for the photograph, Kochi!

I will be at Logan in a few hours to see her land! There will be lots of people and media there!
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:13 pm

I'll be at BOS tomorrow...fingers crossed
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:40 pm

2hrs 51 minutes left until arrival per Flightaware... Shall we say 3 hrs until the first photo appears in the database here?  
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:24 pm

Just as a head-up guys. As of right now (9:25 EDT), they're using 4R.
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:26 pm

Does anyone have any updated information on arrivals/runway? I live in Winthrop and am thinking about trying to watch her land!
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:49 pm

Quoting EXCOASA1982 (Reply 28):

Does anyone have any updated information on arrivals/runway? I live in Winthrop and am thinking about trying to watch her land!

Per flightaware, she's about 1h39m outside of Boston over the great lakes. Take some pics to upload if you go please!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/JAL8
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:25 pm

Quoting Kochikaze (Reply 23):

Sorry for poor quality,

That wing  Wow!
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:26 pm

JAL 8 just contacted Toronto Centre over Georgian Bay and was given direct routing to ALB (Albany) VOR and the name of standard arrival (STAR) to Boston. Will be over my neighborhood in 5 minutes but no visual contact due to overcast skies.
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:49 pm

is the flight departing back to narita today or tmrw?
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:06 pm

Quoting vulindlela744 (Reply 32):
is the flight departing back to narita today or tmrw?

Return flight JAL 7 is leaving Boston at 1.10 pm today.

Update: JAL 8 just commenced descent to BOS.
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:09 pm

JAL8 is beginning descent....
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:18 pm

From LiveATC : JAL 8 just contacted Boston Approach and was given R/W 4R
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:23 pm

Japanair 8 heavy

cleared QUABN 1 Arrival to 4R

and he just screwed up and didn't descend
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:23 pm

Now getting vectors to 4R
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:33 pm

Now on final approach 4R
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:38 pm

He's down on 4R

"Welcome to Boston" from ATC


ATC asked and Pilot also said every seat "almost full"


Taxied down Bravo all the way to Lima for pictures

[Edited 2012-04-22 08:47:49]
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:42 pm

Someone just posted this video to youtube of the landing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLjVcrzRchM

Credit to those guys for turning the video around so quickly! Good stuff! Anyone have photos? Departure back to NRT is around the corner.
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:06 pm

I was very pleased to join the 70+ people who braved the chilly, raw weather to witness this historic event! The landing was superb. Two 'Follow Me' vehicles were stationed along the runway to escort JA822J to Terminal E.

It was a great day for commercial aviation, and it is good that Boston played a role!

Hooray to JAL for using their very first 787 to Boston!

[Edited 2012-04-22 10:07:11]
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:09 pm

A picture of 787 in Boston



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Another picture



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Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:17 pm

Is that an angled lie flat I see in business??
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:31 pm

I happened to be at Legal Seafoods in Terminal C, and took some pictures with a point-and-shoot camera.
Sorry about the poor quality of the images. Had to wipe off that "Clam Chowdah" off the lens...



[Edited 2012-04-22 12:32:02]
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:49 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 45):
Is that an angled lie flat I see in business??

I was wondering the same; suprised they don't go fully flat.
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:53 pm

Return flight is airborne, just listened on the ATC feed online and heard them climbing out. Anyone know what the return loads look like?
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