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Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:36 pm

Disclaimer: This is report is from an event on Boeing property and there were many signs saying cameras not allowed. Because of this I did not want to risk using my own camera but used my phone to take pictures. Sadly the picturec quality is not too good. I do sincerely appologize for that.

Thanks to fellow Airliners.net user and friend, Abrelosojos, Boeing found out about my 777 flying hobby and my website about the 777 aircraft. I got an email from the person running Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes website in early January and he said he was very impressed with my 777 flying and that many others at Boeing were too. He wanted my phone number and a few days later he called and we talked for perhaps 30 minutes. He said he would be in touch again but time passed and I did not hear from him for a while. About two weeks ago, I received this email :

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/1000th%20777%20rollout%20event/009.jpg

I was very surprised and very happy but I was in class that week at work and was not sure if I could get it off. I actually forwarded the email to the person who could give me the day off and it worked; I was off and ready to go. I emailed my contact from Boeing Commercial News, Tristan, and he wanted to meet me since I was in the area. I flew Alaska there since that would get me in earlier and get me plenty of time to get to Everett. AS was a new airline and I was even lucky that they had plane change so I had my first flight on a 737-900!

I briefly stopped by the Hard Rock Café in downtown Seattle to get a pin and then continued to Everett.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/1000th%20777%20rollout%20event/TripToSeattle006.jpg

I arrived very early and first stopped by the meeting place to see how I would get there. Next stop was the Future of Flight building where I bought some Boeing souvenirs. Then I drove around the perimeter of the field to see the different aircraft up close and get the registration numbers.

I took my time and called Tristan who told me to call back once I got inside. I got to the lobby early and met the person responsible for us VIPs. He gave me my badges and we waited for more people to show up. Everyone except me were dressed up in a suit and I felt a little bit out of place but considering I had my branded The777Man hat and sweatshirt on, I still felt good about myself and about going to this special event.

When everyone was there we took a bus to the building where the event was taking place and we went inside. It was part of the huge Boeing assembly building and it was great to be there on the floor where you normally don’t get to go as a visitor on the tour of the Boeing Everett plant.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/1000th%20777%20rollout%20event/TripToSeattle024.jpg

We were told to go to the VIP area just behind the nose wheel and I followed along but I didn’t go inside that area. Instead I called Tristan and he came right over with another co-worker and we talked for perhaps three minutes before he had to go. I went inside the VIP area then but right away we were told to take our seats as the event was about to start.

There was a big stage with some chairs on the stage. I got a seat in the fifth row from the front and I had a great view of the stage, a screen and of course the aircraft.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/1000th%20777%20rollout%20event/TripToSeattle009.jpg

There were two banners above and behind the aircraft; one showed the logos of all airlines that have fly the 777 but also leasing companies. The other had the branded banner for the event just like the one in my email.
At the left hand side of the stage was a tail on which was projected the different tail colors of the different airlines flying the 777. It was difficult to get a good picture of it. There were many people standing behind us and most of them were Boeing workers assembling aircraft.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/1000th%20777%20rollout%20event/TripToSeattle008.jpg

An Emirates flight attendant led a group of people onto the stage. We were soon welcomed by someone which name I sadly forgot. He introduced the people on the stage which included Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates, Tim Clark, CEO of Emirates, Maurice Flannigan, Managing Director of Emirates, the head of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and the 777 Program Manager.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/1000th%20777%20rollout%20event/TripToSeattle013.jpg

The 777 Program Manager was introduced and he said a few words and then a video was shown. He introduced the Manager of Boeing Commercial Airplanes who gave a speech. Then another video and then Al Maktoum from Emirates was introduced and he gave a speech as well.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/1000th%20777%20rollout%20event/TripToSeattle015.jpg

Another video and then about six employees of Boeing came up on stage and talked about their experience on the 777 program. That was the end of the program and I took some more pictures of the aircraft and was trying to get someone to get a picture of me in front of the engine but it was time to go already and I had to leave.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/1000th%20777%20rollout%20event/TripToSeattle017.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/1000th%20777%20rollout%20event/TripToSeattle019.jpg

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There was a banner with the event logo that Boeing employees were signing.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/1000th%20777%20rollout%20event/TripToSeattle023.jpg

There were also water bottles with the event logo and I grabbed one as I was leaving.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/1000th%20777%20rollout%20event/TripToSeattle025.jpg

I was almost the last one to get on the bus back to the parking lot. There must have been a shift change about the same time we left since there was a lot of traffic so it took us a while to get back to the visitors lobby. I drove back to Sea-Tac and got on another AS flight home to Los Angeles.

All in all, a very special day and really great to be a part of this milestone!

Many special thanks for Abrelosojos, people at my job for giving me the day off and Boeing for making me be able to attend this special event.

Souvenirs from this very special day

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/1000th%20777%20rollout%20event/Stufffromtheevent004.jpg

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:45 pm

Hi Lars, nice report.

Really nice of Alex to hook you up for the ceremony. Suppose an enthusiast like yourself provided a nice change, from the otherwise homogeneous crowd of suit people   Also the reg A6-EGO, wonder if it was picked on purpose  
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
There were also water bottles with the event logo and I grabbed one as I was leaving.

Hmm, didn't you pick up an un-opened one to save as memorabilia, or did the empty one suit as well?

Thanks for sharing
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:47 pm

Hi there,
Nice that you got invited to such an event as a VIP, sure looks cool. Thanks for sharing!

cheers,
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:54 pm

Hi Lars,

what a nice acknowledgement of your enthusiasm towards the 777 by Boeing. I am very happy for you that you got invited to this special ceremony. Thanks a lot for sharing your experience there. I really like your picture of the GE90.
 
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:55 pm

Hi Lars,

I'm glad you decided to make a report about your experience and I'm even more glad that Boeing took notice of your dedication to this awesome aircraft   Well deserved I think.

Thanks for the report,

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:00 pm

Nice report Lars, thanks for posting. Love the reg too!
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:04 pm

Hi, Lars,

great to follow that very special story.
I do not want to wait till tomorrow to follow it!.
And also great that Boeing as a commercial company takes care about you´re personal 777 website. Really good to know.
Sure a not to miss event.

Greetings,
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:30 pm

Hi Lars !
Thanks for sharing this with us I am very pleased ...you deserve to be part of this historic event and Boeing must be proud ... very thoughtfully from A. ...
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:43 pm

Hey Lars,

fantastic read about this special day out at the Boeing factory! It's very kind of A. to introduce you in this way and very kind that the right persons in Boeing follow up   . I can fully understand that they don't want to much camera's at such events, but the ones you show give a good impression to us.
So, are you going on a mission to get on a flight on A6-EGO? You could've asked the EK CEO to fly with him to Dubai haha... seats enough, usually on such delivery flights.

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:22 am

Hi Lars,

Thank you for sharing this event with us. How appropriate for the aircraft to be named A6-EGO!! Looks like this aircraft will be making a trip back to Seattle on the new introduced route just last week.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Thanks to fellow Airliners.net user and friend, Abrelosojos, Boeing found out about my 777 flying hobby and my website about the 777 aircraft. I got an email from the person running Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes website in early January and he said he was very impressed with my 777 flying and that many others at Boeing were too. He wanted my phone number and a few days later he called and we talked for perhaps 30 minutes. He said he would be in touch again but time passed and I did not hear from him for a while. About two weeks ago, I received this email :

Very nice of A to provide you with this privilege to attend this auspicious occasion.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
He introduced the people on the stage which included Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates, Tim Clark, CEO of Emirates, Maurice Flannigan, Managing Director of Emirates, the head of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and the 777 Program Manager.

The cream of EK! And Makthoum himself. Were you able to shake hands with him?

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
There were also water bottles with the event logo and I grabbed one as I was leaving.

Looks the full bottle of water came in handy for you, as the empty one is photographed in the souvenir pic!!
 
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:33 am

Thanks for the different trip report - nice of you to take the time to write it up.

Like others, I had to laugh at the rego for the 1000th 777 - A6-EGO! Classic!

 
 
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:10 am

Hi Lars,

Congratulations on your invitation to a landmark day at Boeing. The 1000th roll-out of a very successful aircraft.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
there were many signs saying cameras not allowed.

That's a shame. I am puzzled that the ban wasn't lifted for the event as there were obviously accredited photographers snapping away. It's not as if you would have been able to wander around taking images of confidential documents and as your photos prove, the ban was easy enough to circumvent.

Thanks for sharing this special day.
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:18 am

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Thanks to fellow Airliners.net user and friend, Abrelosojos, Boeing found out about my 777 flying hobby and my website about the 777 aircraft.

= Lars, I was waiting to read this report   - you deserve all the merit and recognition. I am just glad I could play a small role in your recognition by sending a few emails. Really happy you could enjoy it.

Saludos,
A.

[Edited 2012-03-06 21:19:09]
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:40 am

Hi Lars,

great report about this once-in-a-lifetime event! I had been looking forward to it. Congratulations again!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
AS was a new airline and I was even lucky that they had plane change so I had my first flight on a 737-900!

Wow, another highlight. I still need to get on the regular -900.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Everyone except me were dressed up in a suit and I felt a little bit out of place but considering I had my branded The777Man hat and sweatshirt on, I still felt good about myself and about going to this special event.

I've already said it on Facebook: A living legend doesn't need to wear a suit!  

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
There was a banner with the event logo that Boeing employees were signing.

Your signature should be there, too!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Souvenirs from this very special day

Very nice!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
Also the reg A6-EGO, wonder if it was picked on purpose

A6-EGN is already in service, so they didn't leave a letter out.


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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:40 am

Hi !

Thanks everyone for your very nice and kind comments! I feel very honored to recieve all of your replies.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
Hmm, didn't you pick up an un-opened one to save as memorabilia, or did the empty one suit as well?

Hej Jonas!

Actually, I picked up a full bottle but had to pour it all out before I went thru security. I took the picture when I was on board the aircraft on the way to LAX.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 8):
So, are you going on a mission to get on a flight on A6-EGO? You could've asked the EK CEO to fly with him to Dubai haha... seats enough, usually on such delivery flights.

Hi Eric! No such mission for me to get on this particular aircraft. It would be very difficult since EK have 66 777-300/ER with 81 more on order......This was not delivery but the "roll out" of the aircraft although EK did start service to SEA the previous day. When I got to the airport, I saw the EK flight take off.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 9):
Looks like this aircraft will be making a trip back to Seattle on the new introduced route just last week.

Not likely for a while since EK only flew the 77W to SEA the first three days and now fly the 77L.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 9):
re you able to shake hands with him?

I probably could have as I was very close to him in the VIP area but he seemed very busy so I did not want to bother him.

Quoting Thai744 (Reply 10):
Like others, I had to laugh at the rego for the 1000th 777 - A6-EGO! Classic!

Like PlaneHunter mentioned, EK just took delivery of A6-EGN so EGO was next in line. Just a coincidence.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 12):
= Lars, I was waiting to read this report - you deserve all the merit and recognition. I am just glad I could play a small role in your recognition by sending a few emails. Really happy you could enjoy it.

Many, many thanks Alex! I'm still in contact with Tristan and he mentioned before he wants to interview me so we'll see if that happens. He told me that we'll stay in touch.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
I still need to get on the regular -900.

Yes, I was very lucky! I'll have a good chance of flying the -900/ER now that we have those in our fleet. I actually worked a couple of flights flown by ex-CO crew tonight on 739s.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
A living legend doesn't need to wear a suit!

Thanks ! Too bad I couldn't drive there so they could see my license plate, N777UA  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Your signature should be there, too!

Well, I decided to leave that to the Boeing employees. Some of them have been on the 777 program since the beginning.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Very nice!

Yes, I was very happy to get the badges and bought the badge holder. I got the round sticker with any purchase in the Boeing store at the Future of Flight building.

Thanks again for all your comments!

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:51 pm

Wow...very cool! Thanks for sharing!

(Love the photos....would rather have mobile phone photos than none at all!)
 
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:12 pm

Hi Lars,

Thank you for a wonderful, special trip report. This must've been one great experience for you. As a fellow 777 fan, I'm kind of jealous that you got this opportunity to go and see this event live.

Thank you for sharing.
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:57 pm

Hey Lars,
I talked with you on Imperial Hill on Saturday,and was impressed that you were invited to this 777 rollout. You said that a trip report was in the works so thanks for sharing!! Any chance you will get to fly on this new bird?
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:53 am

Hi Lars

how lucky are you! Of course thanks to Alex, but it is good to be noticed. Perhaps your contact at EK could tell you the aircraft's movements over the next months if you wanted to catch a ride on it?  

Nice selection of freebies, looks like you had a great day overall. I'm sure many on this forum (myself included) are very jealous!

Thanks again

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:01 am

Hi Lars,

All those years and hard work dedicated for the triple seven finally paid off! You must've been very happy to be there at the promised land of Boeing, watching the ceremonies. Well done for all the people who maid it possible! Amazing stuff.

I'm pretty sure the launch date of the Emirates DXB-SEA route was not exactly a coincidence  
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I briefly stopped by the Hard Rock Café in downtown Seattle to get a pin and then continued to Everett.

Yay!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
was trying to get someone to get a picture of me in front of the engine but it was time to go already and I had to leave.

Oh, that's a shame. Nothing puts those massive engines into scale better than a tiny (in comparison, of course - I'm not calling you tiny  ) human standing in front of it. Or maybe inside it if that was your original idea...

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Souvenirs from this very special day

Nice loot, good to see the HRC pin there as well!
 
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:00 pm

Great thing to have been invited to . Nice that your dedication pays off. Makes it all worthwhile !

I think you should celebrate by booking some more B777 flights and giving some more of your lovely reports.  

Keep up the good work !

Regards

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:12 pm

Hi Lars!

How cool that you got to go to the event! Very nice that you got an invitation.


Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
About two weeks ago, I received this email :

A great surprise!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
There were also water bottles with the event logo and I grabbed one as I was leaving.

That's cool!

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:28 pm

This is report is from an event on Boeing property and there were many signs saying cameras not allowed. Because of this I did not want to risk using my own camera but used my phone to take pictures.


777 Man, Why do you think Boeing had signs up saying cameras not allowed? Could it be that they didn't want any pictures taken by the general public at their event?

[Edited 2012-03-08 06:30:41]
 
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:35 pm

Wow. Alex (abrelosojos) is so generous. Congratulations that he was able to arrange this in your honor. You are an inspiration to us all.
 
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:01 pm

Hi !

Thanks again for the many more nice comments!

Quoting signol (Reply 18):
Perhaps your contact at EK could tell you the aircraft's movements over the next months if you wanted to catch a ride on it?

I have no contact at Boeing yet but since EK have so many 77Ws it will be very difficult to fly on a specific 77W. PlaneHunter gets a chance next week.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):
Oh, that's a shame. Nothing puts those massive engines into scale better than a tiny (in comparison, of course - I'm not calling you tiny ) human standing in front of it. Or maybe inside it if that was your original idea...

I AM tiny in comparison to the huge GE90. Btw, too bad you didn't fly a 777 with EK as boarding thru stairs gives you an amazing view of the engine when you board thru door 2.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 20):
I think you should celebrate by booking some more B777 flights and giving some more of your lovely reports.

I have already booked one for May that will yield a report but I have a 777 flight today  
Quoting Delboy (Reply 22):
777 Man, Why do you think Boeing had signs up saying cameras not allowed? Could it be that they didn't want any pictures taken by the general public at their event?

Probably to make it more difficult for industrial espionage. The signs are there regardless of event or not.

Quoting kiramakora (Reply 23):
You are an inspiration to us all.

Many thanks for your kind words, Kiramkora! I feel very humbled.

Going on a trip and should be back in about week.

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:30 am

Hi Lars

Great report! I'm so glad you where able to make it to this special event!
Thanks for sharing this unique moment with you!

Greetings
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:15 pm

Hi Lars,

‘...And now we go live to our spokesman, mr Lars, who is there for us to watch it all’.

Great report Lars. I’m happy you got to be part of this exclusive event. Did you see that reg: A6-EGO, a nice one as well!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
About two weeks ago, I received this email :

3x wow    Kudos to those who made this happen for you!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Everyone except me were dressed up in a suit and I felt a little bit out of place but considering I had my branded The777Man hat and sweatshirt on, I still felt good about myself and about going to this special event.

I would love to see a pic of that. Anyway, I totally agree on PlaneHunter’s remark to this subject 

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:21 am

Great report! These pictures and memories will defiantly be something to talk about for many years to come! I must say thought that 777-300ER has one big EGO  
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:29 am

I can't believe I haven't seen this topic until now. Really special experience, Lars! Like you, I share a passion for the 777, as it's truly one of the most amazing machines ever built. I make a point to fly it whenever possible.

You go great lengths to follow your passion, which I really admire. Also, props to Abrelosojos and his numerous connections for helping you out.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Everyone except me were dressed up in a suit and I felt a little bit out of place but considering I had my branded The777Man hat and sweatshirt on, I still felt good about myself and about going to this special event.

This is awesome, I love it.

Quoting Delboy (Reply 22):
777 Man, Why do you think Boeing had signs up saying cameras not allowed? Could it be that they didn't want any pictures taken by the general public at their event?

Oh c'mon.
 
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:06 pm

Hi Lars,

What a thrill it must have been! After all these years, the time you put into the site (and dealing with computer issues), you get the recognition you deserve!
See you soon in LA!

Take care,

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:53 am

That's a great experience, thanks for sharing!
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:11 pm

Hi !

Thanks for the new replies ! I was out of town on a trip so sorry for the late reply.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 26):
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):Everyone except me were dressed up in a suit and I felt a little bit out of place but considering I had my branded The777Man hat and sweatshirt on, I still felt good about myself and about going to this special event. I would love to see a pic of that.

You'll hopefullly get see it in person BER on 3 June  
Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 28):
I can't believe I haven't seen this topic until now. Really special experience, Lars! Like you, I share a passion for the 777, as it's truly one of the most amazing machines ever built. I make a point to fly it whenever possible.

Yes, it was really great to be there. Looking forward to your next exotic 777 report.

Quoting OM617 (Reply 29):
What a thrill it must have been! After all these years, the time you put into the site (and dealing with computer issues), you get the recognition you deserve!See you soon in LA!

Thanks Dan! Good to finally see you on here. Yes, there's been some issues over the years......

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 30):
How many 777's flights have you flown

196

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):
ice loot, good to see the HRC pin there as well!

Got two more now; Makati and Hong Kong  
Quoting 747srule (Reply 17):
I talked with you on Imperial Hill on Saturday,and was impressed that you were invited to this 777 rollout. You said that a trip report was in the works so thanks for sharing!! Any chance you will get to fly on this new bird?

Yes, it was great to see you ! Traffic should be getting better soon with BA starting 77W on Sunday and TG in May.

I'll see you there the next time!

Thanks again for all the comments for this report from this very special event.

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:14 pm

Hi Lars,

This must have been the greatest acknowledgement you got. As The777Man, you truly deserved it.  


Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
This is report is from an event on Boeing property and there were many signs saying cameras not allowed.

What a pity. Luckily they did not bother your phone camera.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I flew Alaska there since that would get me in earlier and get me plenty of time to get to Everett. AS was a new airline and I was even lucky that they had plane change so I had my first flight on a 737-900!

Are you going to write a report about this flight?

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I felt a little bit out of place but considering I had my branded The777Man hat and sweatshirt on,

You should not feel that way. You are The777Man and I am sure that everyone would easily remember the particular smart dressed guy at the event.   


Thank you for sharing.

Kind regards,
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:27 pm

Quoting akhmad (Reply 32):
As The777Man, you truly deserved it.

Thanks Suryo!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 32):
Are you going to write a report about this flight?

No, I write reports on 777s although I may make an exception or two but not for a 737.

Crew was friendly, they did not offer the whole can of soda and legroom was okay. No drop down screen for video which surprised me a bit.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 32):
You should not feel that way. You are The777Man and I am sure that everyone would easily remember the particular smart dressed guy at the event.

 

Hope to fly GA 77W later this year or early next year  Very much looking forward to that.

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Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
 
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:32 am

Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):
Well, I decided to leave that to the Boeing employees. Some of them have been on the 777 program since the beginning.

But you are the one who has been flying on all 777 carriers!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 33):
Hope to fly GA 77W later this year or early next year

I'm sure GA will choose a great interior.


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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:54 am

Awesome! I'd like to receive an invitation like that any day!
Thanks for sharing a wonderful trip report, the 1000th 777 sure looks nice as well  

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:19 pm

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 34):
I'm sure GA will choose a great interior.

Yes, I'm sure the inside will be great but the current livery leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion. I loved the Garuda bird on the tail!

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Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
 
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:09 pm

Hello Lars

What a fantastic event you've managed to attend.
you have just proved that an excellent TR does not necessarily need to be "in the air"  

thank you for sharing
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Tue May 01, 2012 8:28 pm

Hi !

Another update; I recently got an email from Boeing and they offered me a commemorative coin which I gladly accepted. I got it yesterday and came with a card.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/IMG_0393.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/IMG_0395.jpg

Notice the "Celebrating the 1000th delivery" on the second photo.

It's possible to to separate the coin from the photo and to take the coin out of its casing as well.

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Fri May 18, 2012 6:35 pm

Quoting The777Man (Reply 36):
Yes, I'm sure the inside will be great but the current livery leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion. I loved the Garuda bird on the tail!

I really like the new livery.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 38):
Another update; I recently got an email from Boeing and they offered me a commemorative coin which I gladly accepted. I got it yesterday and came with a card.

Very nice! Does it say anywhere how many coins were produced?


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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Sat May 19, 2012 6:37 pm

Hi PlaneHunter!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 39):
Very nice! Does it say anywhere how many coins were produced?

Good question! It does not say on the coin; perhaps 1000   ?

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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Sun May 20, 2012 5:49 am

1000 B777's and not a single fatality. Just awesome.
 
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RE: Boeing 1000th 777 Roll-out Event

Sun May 20, 2012 7:09 am

The777Man

Really wonderful initial report and update. Thanks a bunch for sharing this.

The guys at Boeing certainly seem to be very thoughtful.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 38):
It's possible to to separate the coin from the photo and to take the coin out of its casing as well.

My advice would be definitely don't do either of those things!  

Cheers

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