VV wrote:PeteKMCFC wrote:VV wrote:
That's a good question.
It is also not very productive to take-off in the afternoon because they need to come back when you still have daylight. That's the life of first flight. There are many constraints.
They need to fly several hours to make the flight productive. If they can explore the flight envelope as much as possible, it would be better than just to have one short first flight.
A lot of people like flight engineers or those in the telemetry room would not be available during the weekend.
I guess they will try again next week.
Thank you VV.
That makes a lot of sense. As has been previously said, there's no rush and it will happen. We are just eager as AvGeeks and want to see her fly!
Before too long the 779 will be commonplace, but it's important to recognise a new step in commercial aviation development (which is why we're all so excited of course).
I personally can't wait to see one of these beasts folding her wings at MAN in the future!
Some people here say that Boeing might try again tomorrow (Saturday).
I hope there are enough people to support it.
Unless it was already planned as the plan B, it could be difficult to gather all the required people.
This said, if they work on Saturday or Sunday they may have some overtime $$$.
Absolutely. Of course, nothing will be rushed. Boeing will ensure all is perfect before sending this beauty into the skies.
I personally, cannot wait!
Have a great weekend all