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

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:37 pm

Is there something smoldering near to the street in the background?
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:37 pm

I still don't see the beacon either top or bottom but that may just be due to the video quality.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:38 pm

2+ hrs and holding. The F/As had better distribute food and water. At 3 hours they have to return to the gate to let the engineers off.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:39 pm

MileHFL400 wrote:
PeteKMCFC wrote:
Engines running I believe....



How can you tell?


Wishful thinking maybe! Sounded very much like a triple 7 start up just then!
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:41 pm

I dont think engines are on. You have to have the transponder on just to even move an aircraft with a tug and that's with engines off
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:42 pm

I did see the tell tale vortices coming off the taxiway a moment ago. Pretty sure at least the left engine is running.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:42 pm

E90SLAM wrote:
PeteKMCFC wrote:
Engines running I believe....


Might be this flight instead.
https://www.flightradar24.com/BOE636/23a35c1d


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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:43 pm

The engine start sound could have been from the 767.
 
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:43 pm

FlyThiz wrote:
I believe the engine start up we hear is from the north end of the field.


I'm pretty sure that was not the engine start up of the 777-9. The camera is way too far from the plane. The engine start up was most likely from other planes nearby the camera.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:44 pm

JAL B789 about to land. Shame this camera doesn't rotate.
 
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:44 pm

It aint going to happen today folks....
 
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:44 pm

NYPECO wrote:
The engine start sound could have been from the 767.


Amazing aircraft. Let's hope one day soon we're sitting around watching the first flight of the 767NG
 
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:46 pm

atsiang wrote:
FlyThiz wrote:
I believe the engine start up we hear is from the north end of the field.


I'm pretty sure that was not the engine start up of the 777-9. The camera is way too far from the plane. The engine start up was most likely from other planes nearby the camera.

It probably was the 767 but are you aware of how loud 777 engines are on start up? They can be heard over all the other aircraft at LHR so we should definitely hear them start here.
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:46 pm

something smoking in the distance
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:47 pm

We are being scammed, notice the video, the helicopter blades are spinning the same way, I think it is a loop....
I will try counting the shakes of the camera....
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:47 pm

Chase plane coming in
Your computer just got better
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:48 pm

sharpley wrote:
something smoking in the distance


Possibly the commentary duo, trying to keep warm ?
 
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:49 pm

CWL757 wrote:
atsiang wrote:
FlyThiz wrote:
I believe the engine start up we hear is from the north end of the field.


I'm pretty sure that was not the engine start up of the 777-9. The camera is way too far from the plane. The engine start up was most likely from other planes nearby the camera.

It probably was the 767 but are you aware of how loud 777 engines are on start up? They can be heard over all the other aircraft at LHR so we should definitely hear them start here.


Yes I do know how loud the 777 engines are. I've flown on 777-300ER and 777-200ER many many times and I've heard them far away. But from the camera vantage point, the plane is quite far far away. I doubt the sound of the engine was from the 777-9. The engine start up that we all heard sounds like it could have been from a 777-300ER.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:49 pm

Chopper just lifted off....
 
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:51 pm

sharpley wrote:
something smoking in the distance


Someone sacrificing the "Please Let There Be A First Flight" goat!
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:51 pm

Yeah and the helicopter that has been orbiting between the parallels must be doing real good against those gust, unless they dropped anchor...
 
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:51 pm

par13del wrote:
We are being scammed, notice the video, the helicopter blades are spinning the same way, I think it is a loop....
I will try counting the shakes of the camera....


Looks like the helicopter took off so luckily that's not the case, or at least not anymore :duck:
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:52 pm

Someone tell these fools to stop zooming so we can a) see more of what is going on and b) my motion sickness stops from all the bouncing!
Don't sweat the little things.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:53 pm

Jefford717 wrote:
Greta Thunberg be like, “How dare you for idling there for 3 hours”


I thought the beacon lights were off? Have they not shut down?
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:53 pm

Ok so at least now we know what time they will take off........
When the engines of the helicopter cool down enough for them to refuel and relaunch....
Yahhhh
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:54 pm

For those wondering what the smoke is, its probably Mukilteo's Speedway Cafe or the Mexican restuarant next door.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:54 pm

Hello all,
I hope this will be a success for Boeing and the 777 program as I love the bird. I was wondering why there are no scallops on the engine cowling as in the 787? When they first appeared, Boeing touted them as the best thing since sliced bread. Thanks...
 
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:55 pm

kraz911 wrote:
Hello all,
I hope this will be a success for Boeing and the 777 program as I love the bird. I was wondering why there are no scallops on the engine cowling as in the 787? When they first appeared, Boeing touted them as the best thing since sliced bread. Thanks...

Moved on to Rolls............
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:56 pm

777GE90 wrote:
Jefford717 wrote:
Greta Thunberg be like, “How dare you for idling there for 3 hours”


I thought the beacon lights were off? Have they not shut down?

APU is running for sure
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:56 pm

35 minutes until the window closes for a chance to fly today.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:57 pm

BOE411, a 77W, has just appeared on FR24 close by where the microphones are....maybe that's the 'engine start' we heard?
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:57 pm

When the chase plane needs to turn back to Boeing Field for refueling we know it's called off for today.
 
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:58 pm

Me at home:

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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:59 pm

Airbus: "Ah, now eventually you do plan to have dinosaurs on your, on your dinosaur tour, right? Hello?"
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:00 pm

this is over...
 
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:00 pm

PepeTheFrog wrote:
Me at home:

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

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:01 pm

Confucius says: Do not be desirous of having things done quickly.

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

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:01 pm

atsiang wrote:
CWL757 wrote:
atsiang wrote:

I'm pretty sure that was not the engine start up of the 777-9. The camera is way too far from the plane. The engine start up was most likely from other planes nearby the camera.

It probably was the 767 but are you aware of how loud 777 engines are on start up? They can be heard over all the other aircraft at LHR so we should definitely hear them start here.


Yes I do know how loud the 777 engines are. I've flown on 777-300ER and 777-200ER many many times and I've heard them far away. But from the camera vantage point, the plane is quite far far away. I doubt the sound of the engine was from the 777-9. The engine start up that we all heard sounds like it could have been from a 777-300ER.

You guys do realize that the engines on the 77X are different than the 777s you're used to, right? Specifically, these are quieter...
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:02 pm

Well we at least heard a tripple 7 take off just now... not the one we are waiting for but still
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:03 pm

Gusting 34. No way today.
 
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:03 pm

Geez, you'd think they would use a camera with a little bit of a stronger mount. Watching this, I'm gonna need a Dramamine.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:05 pm

If they have a window of time to do this, and they need the winds below 10 kts, it ain't happening today folks....just not gonna happen. Not sure what Boeing management was smoking to think it would happen today. But hey, at least that news helicopter is getting TONS if file footage of the newest Boeing aircraft sitting on taxiway!!
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:07 pm

I have been watching the KOMO news live feed also, as it is a bit better with the video stabilization
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:08 pm

Can already see the sensationalist headlines tomorrow :duck:
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:08 pm

Gusting 34 kts...not going to happen today
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:08 pm

If the plane does not fly today it will another PR black eye for Boeing so I presume they will fly regardless of what their procedures say.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:08 pm

They should just wrap this up
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:09 pm

22 gusting 34, 20 minutes until the window is shut. Good luck.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:09 pm

Wind 22 gusts 34. Too much.
It's not a shame to not fly today.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:09 pm

Two hours ago I saw à FedEx van pass i the backround , that was funny...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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