Aviation Photo #5278573 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - Etihad Airways

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Etihad's 2018 edition of their Formula 1 special livery series.
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    Charleston - AFB / International
    South Carolina
    USA
    October 31, 2018
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Netherlands
1 year ago
Is it normal to have the nose gear doors open just before landing? Or would it be part of a test flight?

Not sure about the livery, rather messy if you ask me. Great catch, though!
34   South Carolina, USA
1 year ago
I usually see the nose gear door open but I usually only see 787's performing test flights. A quick search through the database shows 787's that are in regular service usually have the door closed. Let me dig up some info to see what I can find.
1 year ago
Main gear doors are open as well.
1 year ago
And the RAT is deployed. Most certainly a test flight.
34   South Carolina, USA
1 year ago
Yes this is a test flight. The RAT is deployed 100 percent of the time during test flights. It's exceptionally loud.
1 year ago
The gear door are still open because the manually deployed the gear and there is no sequencing for the to close. As stated it is part of the test flight profile.
1.3K   Germany
1 year ago
Nice catch. The livery looks a bit weird, like if someone did a selective edit and desaturated parts, which is not the case. It is nowhere near the iconic Formula 1 A346.
34   South Carolina, USA
1 year ago
The livery has definitely grown on me over the past week and a half but the first time I saw it I was scratching my head a bit too.
1.3K   Germany
1 year ago
Sure. Maybe it'll grow on me when I see it in reality, too. Nice shot anyway.
1.8K   Spain
1 year ago
Agree with you JK, nowhere near the stunning A346. Still eye-catching though...
United Arab Emirates
1 year ago
can you take a photo of the takeoff of etihad F1 please? anyone? thank you
3   Brazil
1 year ago
Same here:
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/6/7/5276761.jpg?v=v47347c6ef46
RAT and nose gear door opened. Part of test flight process.

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