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Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:53 pm

Bombardier was supposed to take the Learjet 85 up for first flight today, but didn't happen. Should be happening in the very near future.

Wichita Business Journal's Aviation reporter Daniel McCoy will be tweeting it when it happens, though. https://twitter.com/@ICTBiz_dmccoy
 
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RE: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:22 pm

That's a bummer. Does anyone know the reason why it's postponed?
 
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RE: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:19 pm

Probably WX. It's pretty windy here in Wichita today. Latest is that they're going to try again tomorrow morning.
 
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RE: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:42 pm

Bombardier has indefinitely postponed first flight of the Learjet 85 due a new systems problem discovered since 20 March.

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...or-learjet-85-first-flight-397412/
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RE: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:46 pm

It's a feature, not a bug...
 
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RE: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:16 am

http://www.fliegerfaust.com/learjet-...--472302188.html?xrs=RebelMouse_tw

First flight of LJ85 should be this morning (according to "sources"), early in the morning in Wichita.
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RE: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:12 pm

LJ85 FTV1 has taken off at 8:19 CEN: pic.twitter.com/OeIHuwUoEH
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RE: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:11 pm

Here's the first flight takeoff this morning at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport!
 
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RE: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:26 pm

Another shot of the first flight of FTV1 today

 
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RE: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:21 pm

What's that pole sticking out the nose? Not really an easy on your eyes aircraft. To me, IMHO, it seems out of proportion.
 
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RE: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:39 pm

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 9):
What's that pole sticking out the nose? Not really an easy on your eyes aircraft. To me, IMHO, it seems out of proportion.

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