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Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:56 pm

Hi everyone,

It’s not very often that Air France makes the news for positive stuff ;) but they just released a very cool air-to-air video of one of their 787s.

They’ve released quite a few splendid air-to-air videos over the past few years, featuring the 747, 777, A380...

Check the video below. The “making of” is great too.

https://youtu.be/JkDsYkhCl-U

https://youtu.be/BbB9t40CN4k

https://corporate.airfrance.com/en/news/air-france-boeing-787-all-its-glory

Cheers !
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:05 am

Gorgeous. It's wonderful to see a clean AirFrance plane for once (sorry, I had to)
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:35 am

I wonder how fast they are going?
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:45 am

LHUSA wrote:
Gorgeous. It's wonderful to see a clean AirFrance plane for once (sorry, I had to)


HAHAHHAH! That's pretty good! Inevitable, but good.

Looks like either it was just cleaned or maybe this was a delivery flight, because that plane was CLEAN.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:06 am

That was a very beautiful film of a 787. That aircraft has a really pretty wing in flight. The making of was very interesting also. Tres bon!
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:12 am

It's amazing to see an airline invest in air-to-air photography, when they could have saved money by going the CGI route.

Lovely plane, that 787.
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:38 am

maverick4002 wrote:
I wonder how fast they are going?

Probably pretty slow, you can see the slats extended the entire time. In addition, since the plane is probably empty for the photo shoot, the speed at which slats are needed (below minimum clean maneuvering speed) would be much lower than what you would have seen on a passenger flight during descent.
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:46 am

LHUSA wrote:
Gorgeous. It's wonderful to see a clean AirFrance plane for once (sorry, I had to)


My thought exactly haha!

This is a superb video, however.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:46 am

Who is the artist singing! Beautiful!
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:55 am

OK, I gotta say that that was freakin' awesome! Very well done! And the fact that a TBM held it's own in this event is amazing.

I do have a question though - anybody know what the sensors on the starboard side on the TBM are?
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:56 am

787 looks so much better in the air than on the ground.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:01 am

United857 wrote:
maverick4002 wrote:
I wonder how fast they are going?

Probably pretty slow, you can see the slats extended the entire time. In addition, since the plane is probably empty for the photo shoot, the speed at which slats are needed (below minimum clean maneuvering speed) would be much lower than what you would have seen on a passenger flight during descent.


Not quite the entire time . . . . :wink2:

Keep in mind that this version of the TBM can do 330 knots.
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:10 am

The 787 is totally unique when viewed during rotation, the wings gracefully flex upward as the fuselage load is applied... very ballet-like on the wing "upstroke".
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:24 am

Awesome vid. I flew 1rst observer to KON for low altitude testing and in route an aircraft flying back to Conus remarked about just how gorgeous the 787 wing is in flight. I wish that I had my vid camera going because they flew what seemed like about 500 to 1000 feet directly above us when we intersected flight paths. Really would have been a viral vid. Not often that you see another aircraft completely dominate your field of view as they flew directly overhead in the opposite direction, just amazing.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:29 am

Utterly breathtaking. Merci pour le partage!

I hope one day we will see this beauty (or brethren KLM) grace the skies of SAN; however, for now I'll settle for tomorrow's and next Tuesday's AF 777-300 as a guest visitor. If you are out and about by the aviation museum in Balboa Park tomorrow, you'll see me getting video of both Air France 103 and our first ever A340-600. Say hello.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:31 am

It I were a male airplane, I would be all over that 787!
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:36 am

IAmGaroott wrote:
LHUSA wrote:
Gorgeous. It's wonderful to see a clean AirFrance plane for once (sorry, I had to)


My thought exactly haha!

This is a superb video, however.


I was thinking the exact same thing.

They washed this one.
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:05 am

Would love to see a similar video from KLM. Their 787-9 is gorgeous.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:23 am

Beautiful bird! I absolutely love the AF tail...best one out there in my opinion. I was on a 789 yesterday and I love watching the wing flex at rotation. You can see it slightly if you steady your gaze and match it to a fixed point. Still one of my favorite planes. At first, the 788 sloped forehead and squat body annoyed me but the 789 is a better proportion. I'm interested to see the 787-10 in person. I flew SQ A359 recently and prefer it's nose profile.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:35 am

JBoy wrote:
Who is the artist singing! Beautiful!


Song is called: Alone by Extreme Music
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:52 am

Wow. Stunning.
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:44 am

Spectacular! That video genuinely put a smile on my face. :)
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:52 am

Air France has one of the most concise brands in the industry, and this video shows how well they understand that. People forgive Air France for every mistake they make because they know how to accentuate what they're good at.

They made such fantastic use of the cumulus clouds and sky conditions, which accentuate the color scheme. And the use of shadows on such a simple design is just tremendous. I am actually not the biggest fan of the current generation of widebody twins - I think this video with a 707 would be more interesting - but this sequence takes every advantage of what is unique about the 787's shape. Fantastic.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:18 am

TW870 wrote:
Air France has one of the most concise brands in the industry, and this video shows how well they understand that. People forgive Air France for every mistake they make because they know how to accentuate what they're good at.

They made such fantastic use of the cumulus clouds and sky conditions, which accentuate the color scheme. And the use of shadows on such a simple design is just tremendous. I am actually not the biggest fan of the current generation of widebody twins - I think this video with a 707 would be more interesting - but this sequence takes every advantage of what is unique about the 787's shape. Fantastic.


All is forgiven, simply because they have quality catering, usually. Of course I’m American so my standards of what passes for norm here have probably skewed my sense of what is good taste. So that might be overpraise, hopefully not.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:16 am

Nice video.

But that's edited for sure. Air France doesn't have clean, white aircraft... #fakenews :mrgreen: ;)
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:34 am

A few other amazing AF air-to-air vids:

A380
https://youtu.be/B7LDuLBNOEs

777 + patrouille de France
https://youtu.be/KzL8G9B7R2A

747 + patrouille de France
https://youtu.be/vp1YnaEt0ZA

A320 + patrouille de France
https://youtu.be/1LrvYIXx3aw
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:31 pm

LAXdenizen wrote:
787 looks so much better in the air than on the ground.

I agree, the 787 looks so pretty from above in the air but on the ground looks a bit chubby and short-winged.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:07 pm

snasteve wrote:
TW870 wrote:
Air France has one of the most concise brands in the industry, and this video shows how well they understand that. People forgive Air France for every mistake they make because they know how to accentuate what they're good at.

They made such fantastic use of the cumulus clouds and sky conditions, which accentuate the color scheme. And the use of shadows on such a simple design is just tremendous. I am actually not the biggest fan of the current generation of widebody twins - I think this video with a 707 would be more interesting - but this sequence takes every advantage of what is unique about the 787's shape. Fantastic.


All is forgiven, simply because they have quality catering, usually. Of course I’m American so my standards of what passes for norm here have probably skewed my sense of what is good taste. So that might be overpraise, hopefully not.


I agree. Good catering wins me over every time. I have found Air France to have excellent food in coach, and the baguette seals the deal.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:01 pm

Spectacular indeed! Thanks for sharing. If AC ever feels the need to do another one of these videos, I hope they go to these guys with the TBM!
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:11 pm

Thanks for sharing!
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:00 pm

[quote="AOMlover"]A few other amazing AF air-to-air vids:

747 + patrouille de France
https://youtu.be/vp1YnaEt0ZA

Wow, this one is specatucular! Thanks.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:35 pm

Stunning video! And the 787-9 is an absolute beauty!
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:35 pm

Amazing videos, thanks for sharing!
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:51 pm

Wow. Just wow. Thank you for sharing.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:15 pm

EarlyLateORD wrote:
JBoy wrote:
Who is the artist singing! Beautiful!


Song is called: Alone by Extreme Music


Thank you. I hadn't heard it before. Beautiful 787 set to great music!
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:33 pm

Aviation porn at its finest :bigthumbsup:
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:48 am

AOMlover wrote:
A few other amazing AF air-to-air vids:

A380
https://youtu.be/B7LDuLBNOEs

777 + patrouille de France
https://youtu.be/KzL8G9B7R2A

747 + patrouille de France
https://youtu.be/vp1YnaEt0ZA

A320 + patrouille de France
https://youtu.be/1LrvYIXx3aw


OMG, and I thought the 787 vid was awesome! 747, 777, and A320 vids were fantastic but the A380 wasn't nearly as good IMO.

All good videos none the less. :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup:
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:16 am

Delightful video, really well-filmed and the subject matter is very easy on the eye. Air to air shots are amazing.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:00 am

ER757 wrote:
Aviation porn at its finest :bigthumbsup:


Indeed, stunning video.
 
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Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:44 pm

Those are some incredible videos. Aircraft in flight look so wonderful. In flight they are in their natural element.

For me personally, the A380 video takes the cake. Watching on full screen with good audio takes it to a different plane (no pun intended). Even though it is not an official video, which explains the audio edit, it still is awesome.

Thanks for sharing.

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