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G'day

If they are truly waiting tor chase planes thy better get out of that business. I mean these can be scheduled to the minute, so the delay must be for other reasons  

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Chase planes arriving overhead now
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She's rolling again!
 
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Chase planes have arrived.
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She's flying! Congratulations to Boeing on getting her in the air.
 
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And she's up.

Looks good!
 
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Nice takeoff. The tail looks kind of small in proportion to the rest of the plane.
 
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What was that on the tail ? A balloon ?
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I see her!! Gorgeous!! Even from a few miles away!!!
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Is it just me or does the wingflex seem to be smaller than the one of -8?
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And she's off as Boeing ruins the moment for online streamers by switching to the worst possible camera as she lifts off...   
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And it's off! Wheels up at 1802 UTC
 
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And airborne.

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She flies!

Congratulations to everyone involved!

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Quoting casinterest (Reply 108):
What was that on the tail ? A balloon ?

Part of the flight test sensory equipment.
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Beautiful lines, aesthetically pleasing proportions.

She sprung into the air and away she goes...

Congrats To all involved!


On a side note, I'm watching this on my tablet, sitting on a train homeward bound. Isn't technology amazing!?
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Link for anyone that wants to track the flight:

http://fr24.com/BOE1
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The test flight will last 4-5 hours.
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Quoting casinterest (Reply 108):
What was that on the tail ? A balloon ?

That's a drogue that's used to calibrate instrumentation, IIRC. They have a spool of line that they can reel them in and out on, and they measure how much tension there is on the line.
 
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Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 119):
Link for anyone that wants to track the flight:

And on Flightaware:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1
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Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 110):
Is it just me or does the wingflex seem to be smaller than the one of -8?

It looks about as impressive, to me.
 
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Wow. Beautiful airplane! Congrats to all involved.

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 119):
Link for anyone that wants to track the flight:

http://fr24.com/BOE1

How awesome! You can see the two T-33s flying chase, even on FR24! 
 
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Quoting part147 (Reply 118):
She sprung into the air

Takeoff looked effortless. She is very graceful, and will be the true star of the 787 family, just like the 763 was
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Will the test pilots do a "loop de loop?"  
 
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Quoting LH707330 (Reply 121):

That's a drogue that's used to calibrate instrumentation, IIRC. They have a spool of line that they can reel them in and out on, and they measure how much tension there is on the line.

Thanks,
Do they have them on the Wing Tips as well, or just the tail?
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Quoting casinterest (Reply 128):
Do they have them on the Wing Tips as well, or just the tail?

Just the tail.
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And another one:

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUYmANyCQAAzg3o.jpg:large
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Quoting Heavierthanair (Reply 100):

Maybe they thought a take of time closer to the top of the hour looked better than flying away after a 30 minute delay to the published time  
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Quoting LH707330 (Reply 121):
That's a drogue that's used to calibrate instrumentation, IIRC. They have a spool of line that they can reel them in and out on, and they measure how much tension there is on the line.

I always thought it was a remote static port.
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 130):

And another one:

At that distance it really is striking how much the 787-9's proportions look like those of the 767-300. The plane is bigger in all dimensions, of course, but the resemblance is pronounced.
 
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Quoting hivue (Reply 132):
I always thought it was a remote static port.


  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailing_Cone
 
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First spotter picture is online:


Boeing 787-9 N789EX First Flight by royalscottking, on Flickr
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Very impressive! Congratulations to the entire Boeing team on this milestone!

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 133):
but the resemblance is pronounced.

My thoughts exactly!   Looking forward to seeing her up close.
 
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 135):

First spotter picture is online:

And now in the database:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

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I just read in an article that Air Berlin wants to change their Dreamliner order into orders of the larger -9, I thought this has already been done ?
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It was not firmed yet.
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Quoting 7BOEING7 (Reply 134):
Quoting hivue (Reply 132):
I always thought it was a remote static port.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailin..._Cone

I stand corrected. Why are the spools so long then?
 
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Quoting mham001 (Reply 33):
Nonsense. The exact time of first flight of a derivative will have no impact on shareholder value

It would seem that CNBC disagrees with you:

"Boeing shares hit record high as new 787 lifts off

The 787-9 flight took place as shares of the Dow component climbed to their highest level ever, topping $117.00 a share.

They closed Tuesday at $117.11, up $1.44 or 1.24 percent, on the day.
"
...but who knows, it could just be a fluke  

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And here, the first real wingflex picture:


Boeing 787-9 N789EX First Flight by moonm, on Flickr


Boeing 787-9 N789EX First Flight by moonm, on Flickr
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Landing estimated at 3 pm PDT, in about 40 mins.
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What a beautiful plane. The wing flex is amazing!

Looks like the 787-9 just flew past a Boeing 787-8. That would make for a great picture.

Congrats to Boeing!

I'm not getting any video feed at the moment, just the neat Google Earth view. I'm thinking they just took it down until the -9 lands, but is it working for anybody? Maybe it's just me.
 
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Like the 767 before, the 762 looked stubby compared to the 763, the 789 looks to be the perfect proportion. Can't wait to see it in person. Hopefully AC will bring up one of the test planes on one of Boeing's meet and greet trips. With 3 airlines bringing in the 788 to YYZ it is still nice to see but getting a bit old school, I am looking forward to the 789.
 
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Quoting Stitch (Reply 98):
T-33's are leaving BFI.

I can't believe I didn't put it together at the time...I was in a C172 leaving BFI this morning when they were getting clearance for takeoff. We left just before they did! A Boeing test flight left PAE when we were between Edmonds and Kingston about half an hour later but I'm pretty sure I would have noticed a "Boeing 1" call on the comm. Pretty sure it was BOE540. In any case, cool timing.

Great to see the -9 getting into the air finally. She's definitely a looker!
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