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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:32 pm

ikramerica wrote:
Truly a disappointing livery. What once was cutting edge is now tired. An omen for the X itself?


Mr. Bitter...your table for one is now ready.
Boeing has a handful of problems - big problems - but are you going to crap all over the 777x for the livery?
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MrBretz
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:33 pm

Makes sense. Thanks.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:35 pm

Any airliner I have flown has always been 10 kt or below for tailwind. If they have to wait for that to happen it'll be tomorrow morning.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:36 pm

RexBanner wrote:
Because it’s a over populated area.

Taking off to the south could help reduce the over population I suppose.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:37 pm

Revelation wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
Apparently they are waiting for winds to get under 10 knots.

https://www.aviationweather.gov/taf/board?ids=KPAE suggests it should drop to 12 knots within the hour, but no lower.

ojjunior wrote:
I'm sorry but AFAIK in Roman numerals X means 10, this is the 777-9 so why is it called 777X???

X is short for 'experimental', pretty much every new Boeing model starts off with an X in the designation till marketing decides what to call it for real.


I was going to say it is just the model type, similar to the NG and the Max variants. I remember the 787 was known as the 7E7 for a while
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:37 pm

Revelation wrote:
cschleic wrote:
Latest METAR shows wind 180 at 16, gusting 23, 6SM RA BR BKN014 OVC019

ATC just said 22 gusting 29. No idea if/when we can expect 10 knots today.

ikramerica wrote:
Truly a disappointing livery. What once was cutting edge is now tired. An omen for the X itself?

Way to piss on the parade! It doesn't seem tired to me.

It really looked awesome in Red on the 748. When did they certify that one? Last week? And on the 77L. And the 788 first flight.

And I’m pretty sure God is pissing on this parade.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:38 pm

I'm surprised it took 5 pages for the haters to appear.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:41 pm

ikramerica wrote:
Revelation wrote:
cschleic wrote:
Latest METAR shows wind 180 at 16, gusting 23, 6SM RA BR BKN014 OVC019

ATC just said 22 gusting 29. No idea if/when we can expect 10 knots today.

ikramerica wrote:
Truly a disappointing livery. What once was cutting edge is now tired. An omen for the X itself?

Way to piss on the parade! It doesn't seem tired to me.

It really looked awesome in Red on the 748. When did they certify that one? Last week? And on the 77L. And the 788 first flight.

And I’m pretty sure God is pissing on this parade.

:rotfl: It’s still a good looking livery but it would have been nice to see a new generation of livery. Perhaps they will share a new livery on an actual new program, since the 787 is the last new program and last new livery. And yes I know the variations of 737, 747, 787, and 777 have slightly different liveries than the Dreamliner livery but they’re all variations of that original Dreamliner livery.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:42 pm

The poor boeing workers out in the rain waiting for it :(
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:43 pm

Flaps down, spoilers up.
So I guess they are not bored in that cockpit.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:43 pm

They just moved some of the flight surfaces. Possibly the spoilers. Just for a second or so.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:44 pm

That helicopter in the foreground is gonna be out of fuel before they spool up
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:45 pm

So does anybody know a good joke? I mean, to bridge the time?
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:45 pm

Is this wind getting weaker? I fear not so soon.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:46 pm

Noshow wrote:
Is this wind getting weaker? I fear not so soon.


Gusts still high.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:46 pm

Captain: My impression of a 737-MAX
Your computer just got better
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:46 pm

The accuweather radar looks good as far as rain.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:47 pm

170 at 18....they should take off in the opposite direction
 
Noshow
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:49 pm

I think they don't have that choice. It's a special FAA permit they need to respect.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:51 pm

Every once in a while the wind dies down to calm, but then a healthy gust comes out and the breeze returns.

Regular sun breaks though.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:53 pm

Starfuryt wrote:
170 at 18....they should take off in the opposite direction


It appears that they are dead set on that particular runway just out of an abundance of caution to avoid populated areas. I suspect Boeing is aware that a headwind is more ideal than a tailwind for takeoff and landing.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:55 pm

SEU wrote:
The poor boeing workers out in the rain waiting for it :(


imagine the fun if they were all wielding umbrellas :-)

rain is fun.

OT, Hey, this is the rain song for Hamburg/XFW the Seattle complement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UZLO6cXweA
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:55 pm

A dreamlifter just appeared on FR24
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:56 pm

Since we killing time here, can someone post a link describing why there are no chevrons on the engines?
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:56 pm

Still 19 knots, sigh.
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Wake now, discover that you are the song that the morning brings
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:57 pm

N14AZ wrote:
So does anybody know a good joke? I mean, to bridge the time?


I took my Granddad to one of those Spas where they have the little fish that will nibble away any dead skin ... it cost over £100 but it was cheaper than a funeral.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:58 pm

Maybe we'll at least get to watch a dreamlifter take off?
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:59 pm

flybynight wrote:
ikramerica wrote:
Truly a disappointing livery. What once was cutting edge is now tired. An omen for the X itself?


Mr. Bitter...your table for one is now ready.
Boeing has a handful of problems - big problems - but are you going to crap all over the 777x for the livery?


The Boeing livery needs an update. I totally agree, what was once cool on the 787 and 747-8 looks old. At least make it red like in the promos.
The modern Airbus livery has definitely aged better.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:59 pm

Now a MAX is landing after a test flight.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:59 pm

How much fuel would be on board for this type of flight? Considering its been idling for well over an hour now, would they have to cut short the flight time? (assuming it actually goes ahead of course)
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:59 pm

No some MAX 8 landing. Rare sight these days.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:01 pm

Boeingphan wrote:
That helicopter in the foreground is gonna be out of fuel before they spool up

+1 I never knew that had that much fuel to beat the air...
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:01 pm

There is a dreamlifter on final...would be nice if they at least showed that
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:01 pm

Starfuryt wrote:
Maybe we'll at least get to watch a dreamlifter take off?


Another one landing, too.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:01 pm

Starfuryt wrote:
Maybe we'll at least get to watch a dreamlifter take off?


There's one landing soon!
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:01 pm

Dreamlifter landing, hoping to see it on stream
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:03 pm

The chaser has left Boeing field at least
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Noshow
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:03 pm

Coming from Nagoya.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:03 pm

ojjunior wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
So does anybody know a good joke? I mean, to bridge the time?


Someone just found out the reason for the delay:

Tower : Flight 2-0-9er, you're cleared for take off.
Oever : Roger!
Murdock : Huh?
Tower : L.A. departure frequency 1-2-3 point 9er.
Oever : Roger!
Murdock : Huh?
Re-quest Vector, over!
Oever : What?
Tower : 2-0-9er clear for vector 2-3-4.
Murdock : We have clearance Clarence.
Oever : Roger, Roger. What's our Vector Victor?
Tower : Tower's radio clearance, over!
Oever : That's Clarence Oever! Oever.
Tower : Roger.
Murdock : Huh?
Tower : Roger, over.
Murdock : Huh?
Oever : Huh?

:rotfl:

kurtverbose wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
So does anybody know a good joke? I mean, to bridge the time?


I took my Granddad to one of those Spas where they have the little fish that will nibble away any dead skin ... it cost over £100 but it was cheaper than a funeral.

:rotfl:

I just took a shower and panicked because I thought I would miss the take-off... looks as I would have even had enough time to take a bath...
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:04 pm

Any views of other aircraft landing? Boeing stream just has the 777X
www.jbweather.com
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:04 pm

E90SLAM wrote:
Starfuryt wrote:
Maybe we'll at least get to watch a dreamlifter take off?


There's one landing soon!

https://www.flightradar24.com/GTI4316/23a33fb1
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:05 pm

Just had a check up at the doctors.

He said "Don't eat anything fatty"

I said "Like bacon or cheeseburgers.?"

He replied "No fatty, don't eat anything..."
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:06 pm

MrBretz wrote:
Since we killing time here, can someone post a link describing why there are no chevrons on the engines?


chevrons as noise reduction are a compromise that come with some (efficiency, 1..%) cost.
If you can manage noise limits without chevrons go for it.

AFAIR current generation samples with chevrons are MAX and 787. any others?

see the table "minus 30dB"
https://www.fluglärm-portal.de/laerm-ve ... riebwerke/
use google translate if you want the text.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:07 pm

Maybe someone can help me with this.. Ive been listening to the ATC feed, and all I keep hearing is a door opening up with someone saying " I just want to tell you good luck, we're all counting on you."
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:08 pm

That helicopter needs a refill.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:08 pm

I heard the test pilot has a drinking problem.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:09 pm

DALMD80 wrote:
Can't access the site... Maybe it crashed?
The site, not the plane.

Its on YouTube.. search 777X First Flight
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:09 pm

Gusts still 28 knots.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:10 pm

N14AZ wrote:

I just took a shower and panicked because I thought I would miss the take-off... looks as I would have even had enough time to take a bath...


Take them both cold and you get the same experience the crowd has in Everett. :D
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:10 pm

SXDFC wrote:
Maybe someone can help me with this.. Ive been listening to the ATC feed, and all I keep hearing is a door opening up with someone saying " I just want to tell you good luck, we're all counting on you."


Nothing like that....
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