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787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 21:09
by RatherBFlyin
Boeing has set the first flight of the 787 for tomorrow at 10:00am PST (1800 GMT).

http://ratherbflyin.wordpress.com/2009/ ... -tomorrow/

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 21:16
by seahawks7757
Hoping to be at that tommorow.

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 21:58
by flybywire22
Will it be a live broadcast on t.v.?

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 22:44
by flyingking12093
flybywire22 wrote:Will it be a live broadcast on t.v.?


No but you can watch it live on Boeing's website. But the first flight?... I will believe it when I see it.

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 23:03
by Dennis
So waiting for this!. Hopefully, I'll remember and connect. So far so good!

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 00:50
by caps1237
flyingking12093 wrote:
flybywire22 wrote:Will it be a live broadcast on t.v.?


No but you can watch it live on Boeing's website. But the first flight?... I will believe it when I see it.

Only thing that will really stop it at this point is weather or additional tests that may need more time or extra trials. If it isn't tomorrow, it'll be this week at least.

I'm very excited, and extra excited that I don't have to wake up at 10AM to see it (realized yesterday it was Pac Time, not Eastern) :laugh:

Btw Brandon, have an AWESOME time, I would love to be in your shoes.

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 00:51
by CK245
Here's the link for tomorrow's flight: http://787firstflight.newairplane.com/ffindex.html. Coverage starts at 9:40am with the flight scheduled to take place at 10:00am.

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Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 02:46
by DMM200
CK245 wrote:Here's the link for tomorrow's flight: http://787firstflight.newairplane.com/ffindex.html. Coverage starts at 9:40am with the flight scheduled to take place at 10:00am.

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I just hope I have a free that period in school.

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 04:10
by MauiGuy
It will be televised here in the seattle area...

Might want to check out the following stations for those
not living in the Puget Sound area...

KOMOTV.com
KIROTV.com
KING5TV.com

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 18:44
by RatherBFlyin
It doesn't look like the weather is going to cooperate today. :(

METAR
151653Z 00000KT 10SM OVC026 04/03 A2978 RMK AO2 SLP090 T00440033

TAF
151724Z 1518/1618 15005KT P6SM FEW015 OVC026
FM160000 15012KT 5SM -RA OVC015
FM160500 15006KT P6SM BKN008 OVC018
FM161200 13010KT P6SM SCT012 OVC030

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 18:54
by Dennis
It's starting! :D

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 18:54
by RatherBFlyin
Yep, lotsa people there. Wish I could have made it. :(

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 19:14
by Dennis
Shoot. Lost the signal!

EDIT: got it back! Managed to view the takeoff!

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 19:28
by RatherBFlyin
And there she goes!!!!

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 19:38
by RatherBFlyin

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 19:40
by Dennis
Wish I could view the landing. Unfortunately, I have a final exam this evening. My only hope is that the landing gets delayed! :(

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 19:48
by a.trailblazer7
GREAT!!! She look like she had the attitude of a 777, and the git up n go of a 757!! Very sleek lookin young lady 8)

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 20:36
by caps1237
A lot of fun to watch! Great looking plane with some amazing wing flex.

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 21:28
by Dennis
If you missed takeoff, Reuters has posted this to their YouTube account.

Takeoff

Just hope they also post the landing.

EDIT: found these links of maiden flights. Might be interesting to watch too.
Boeing 777
Boeing 757
Boeing 727

The 747 is a two part series, and the 707, 717, 737, and 767 are nowhere to be found.

Re: 787 first flight set for tomorrow

Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 22:22
by flyingking12093
Just turned it on for the landing. Well I guess I finally believe it. :D