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747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:13 am

Just got an email at work that says that the 747LCF test pilots are shooting for an 8am arrival at BFI Saturday 9/16 with a 7:45ish flyby at PAE prior.

Will try to follow up with more info as I have a chance.
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:20 am

Shhh-wheat! Maybe it'll go directly into the paint shop?  Wink
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:39 am

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 1):
Shhh-wheat! Maybe it'll go directly into the paint shop?

God, I sure hope so! It must be one of the first things they do to it at Boeing. The question is, what livery will it see?
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:48 am

no place to paint a plane that big at BFI
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:50 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 3):
no place to paint a plane that big at BFI

Aw man, this is like my going to a ballroom dance in shorts and a teeshirt, old beat-up ones.
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:54 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 3):
no place to paint a plane that big at BFI

I'm sure they'll take it up to PAE shortly.
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:00 am

I doubt it. I would imagine it will start flight testing right away, paint will come later.
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:17 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 6):
I doubt it. I would imagine it will start flight testing right away, paint will come later.

Paint will come sooner than you think. Boeing doesn't want people looking up to the sky, seeing the 747LCF, and asking themselves "what the hell is that green thing?" Any other "new" plane or model is usually in some full paint scheme, even if it's an in house scheme and not that of the launch customer (see 777LR, for example). I know this plane is different than previous that Boeing has put to the skys, but the 747LCF will have paint on it by the end of September, I predict.
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:23 am

Speaking of Livery, since it will be operated by Evergreen, will it be in a their current livery, a new or special Evergreen livery, or Dreamliner livery with small "Operated by Evergreen" titles? I am very curious to see.
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:40 am

Quoting Adipasqu (Reply 7):
"what the hell is that green thing?"

The Hulk?

Quoting TradewindL1011 (Reply 8):
Speaking of Livery,

There's a thread dedicated to just that..... What Livery Will Be On The B-747-LCF (by KC135TopBoom Sep 7 2006 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:19 am

"And the fluffy white lines that the airplane leaves behind are drifting right in front of the waning of the moon" -Cake
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:47 am

Quoting N600RR (Reply 10):
Is this the flight?

I'm not really sure where you got that info from as its status claims it arrived 445 days ago on June 26,2005. I don't think that the 744 had even been pulled in to the hangar for modifacions yet.

[Edited 2006-09-16 03:48:56]
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:04 am

Quoting TradewindL1011 (Reply 11):
I'm not really sure where you got that info from as it's status claims it arrived 445 days ago on June 26,2005.

I believe the top of the page is the flight history of the same Boeing flight number (BOE876) from BFI to TPE. If you look at the bottom, it should show a Sep 16, 2006 01:00am GMT departure from TPE to BFI. Since that flight has not left TPE yet, I think FlightAware only shows the status of the most recent route of any flight using the same flight number.
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:25 pm

Latest news, it will be at BFI a week before ferrying to PAE for paint.
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:30 pm

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 13):
Latest news, it will be at BFI a week before ferrying to PAE for paint.

Told ya so. It would be stupid not to assuming everything they need to do to the exterior (inspections, etc.) is complete.
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:04 pm

You told me? Sure bra. The situation is fluid and is changing by the day.

My info is coming from my sources at Boeing, the same sources for my recent 787 article. You'll find it on the cover of the current issue of Airlines magazine.

A bunch of us are meeting at BFI in the AM if anyone wants to come out.
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:18 pm

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 15):
You told me? Sure bra. The situation is fluid and is changing by the day.

My info is coming from my sources at Boeing, the same sources for my recent 787 article. You'll find it on the cover of the current issue of Airlines magazine.

Yes, I did. See reply #7. And I don't have my sources? I knew about this yesterday but was asked by my source not to post any specifics. Get over yourself, dude. You might think you're in the know...
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:57 pm

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 1):
Maybe it'll go directly into the paint shop?


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...but ya know, in primer and from that angle, it kinda looks like a flying turtle...
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:38 pm

but was asked by my source not to post any specifics

Boeing isn't keeping this stuff a secret for anyone. So I am not sure what you mean by that, but you have my attention. So tell us, what colors will it be in  Smile

Also, people on the forum want to know when it will be flying from BFI to PAE, so now is your chance to contribute.

Or do you want me to post it so that later you can tell me you already knew but your 'sources' told you to keep it on the DL.
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:28 am

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 9):
Quoting Adipasqu (Reply 7):
"what the hell is that green thing?"

The Hulk?

I think you've come up with a good nickname for it right there.
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:43 am

Quoting TradewindL1011 (Reply 8):
Speaking of Livery, since it will be operated by Evergreen, will it be in a their current livery, a new or special Evergreen livery, or Dreamliner livery with small "Operated by Evergreen" titles?

It's likely to be in the dreamliner colors with small "Operated By Evergreen" titles.

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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:56 am

There was quite a crowd at the north end of BFI this morning to welcome her to Seattle. She came floating in about 8:05 looking surprisingly graceful in the air and landed to a round of applause from the onlookers. There was a small jet shadowing her just to the east of the field which I am sure held at least one Boeing photographer. Quite a few other folks had cameras in hand, I'd venture to say that we'll see some photos posted here shortly. My impression was that she looks quite a bit better in person than in photos - it helps that the plane is predominantly one color now instead of gray/geen/white as seen in earlier shots.
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:52 am

Dammit! Why didn't I see this post yesterday?!?

Someone please post when it is going to go to PAE...I'll have to go up there for that.

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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:09 am

Quoting ShowerOfSparks (Reply 19):
Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 9):
Quoting Adipasqu (Reply 7):
"what the hell is that green thing?"

The Hulk?

I think you've come up with a good nickname for it right there.

By George....I think you're onto something!


The Incredible Hulk! I'll bet Marvel would even license that....l.
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:28 am

Quoting Adipasqu (Reply 16):
Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 15):
You told me? Sure bra. The situation is fluid and is changing by the day.

My info is coming from my sources at Boeing, the same sources for my recent 787 article. You'll find it on the cover of the current issue of Airlines magazine.

Yes, I did. See reply #7. And I don't have my sources? I knew about this yesterday but was asked by my source not to post any specifics.

Look, I didn't want to tell anybody -- it's all really hush-hush -- but a large photo of myself is going on the tail. I think they wanted to honor couch potatoes like myself is the reasoning (those Americans who bear the shape of this plane). Boeing asked me to keep it a secret until the big reveal, but I couldn't help it! I hope I didn't steal your scoop
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:54 am

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 22):
Hey Bob! Did you ever eat all that fried chicken?

LOL - that was a lot! Even Col. Sanders couldn't have finished all that. Sorry you missed the arrival of the LCF, but it's going to be around the area plenty in the future. I'm sure you'll have a chance to see it up close and personal. There were a few other a.nuts out there this morning, I think I saw Steve.
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:23 pm

Yeah definitely seemed like a good crowd this morning. I was at the southeast end, over on Airport Way South with a nice angle looking almost straight up 31L. Only problem is that it's a little far away from aircraft that are landing on 13R. I'd post my pictures but they only look good zoomed in on the screen on the back of my camera.

Looked like a good crowd over at the Museum of Flight, an even bigger one on the south side of the Boeing apron and as previously mentioned, a good crowd at the north end.

I must admit I was expecting the LCF to look absolutely hideous in person. I think now that it's mostly one color, it looks better. When it gets a real paint job it might not look too bad.
 
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RE: 747LCF Arriving At BFI ~8am Saturday 9/16...

Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:37 pm

Quoting DL021 (Reply 23):
Quoting ShowerOfSparks (Reply 19):
Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 9):
Quoting Adipasqu (Reply 7):
"what the hell is that green thing?"

The Hulk?

I think you've come up with a good nickname for it right there.

By George....I think you're onto something!


The Incredible Hulk! I'll bet Marvel would even license that....l.

Why, thank you guys. But Marvel and Boeing might take exception to that.
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