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Boeing 787 Dreamliner maiden flight

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The maiden flight of the new Boeing 787 is scheduled today. You may follow it live on:
http://787firstflight.newairplane.com/ffindex.html

Live webcast to begin at 17.40 GMT (18.40 CET).

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Estimated take-off 18.00 GMT !
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summersso wrote:The maiden flight of the new Boeing 787 is scheduled today. You may follow it live on:
http://787firstflight.newairplane.com/ffindex.html

Live webcast to begin at 17.40 GMT (18.40 CET).
Make sure you click on "WEBCAST" (light grey) in the upper right corner, it easy to miss.

another live stream: http://www.kirotv.com/video/21972903/index.html

as you can see, still at its parking spot...

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For those who can get BBC1.. it looks like it will be on live !

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and she took off successfully at 1027LT/1927CET, congrats to Boeing and everyone else who made it (finally) work! :D

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Seeing that beauty taking off for the first time really gave me goosebumps.

Here'sa link to a nice video

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Finally... a new Boeing is born !!! :D

Congratulations BOEING!

(Another 2 years on we're on it ourself ??!! )

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Absolutely marvelous.
Huge wing flex and dihedral, the B787 just made another fan.

Now let's hope that they get this thing into operations very soon.

Here's the video of the beautiful landing:

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The flight was cut short from 5 to 3 hours. That's not such a great start for Boeing's 'accelerated' flight test programme..

Also, everybody was cheering when the A380 first flew, and they still managed to get 2 years behind schedule after that.

So congratulations Boeing, but for the time being I'm not rushing to buy Boeing stock.

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WOW !!! I'm just amazed by this aircraft. What a wingflex, this piece of art is really awesome !
Great job Boeing !
Can't wait to see and fly it in Brussels under the JAF colors ;o)

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earthman wrote:The flight was cut short from 5 to 3 hours. That's not such a great start for Boeing's 'accelerated' flight test programme.....
Poor weather conditions was the reason it was cut short.

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What kind of thing was hanging behind the tail? Not a breaking parachute I hope?

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See the Boeing press release (with pics) on Luchtzak: viewtopic.php?p=225366#p225366
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What a piece of garbage.

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smacDC-10 wrote:What a piece of garbage.
Uh! Could you please elaborate?
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Ok SmacDC10,

we do all agree that modern airplanes are extremely ugly, unstylish, dull, boring, totally crap, unreliable, unsafe, just any negative word can be used for it.
As real avaition fans we only want to fly in Dakota's, cramped and noisy B707, make a wish Russian planes, bumpy prop driven coffins and unpayable Concorde. ;)

We must be happy that this bird took the skies, as it is one of the cornerstones of affordable aviation for the next 20 years.

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PYX wrote:
earthman wrote:The flight was cut short from 5 to 3 hours. That's not such a great start for Boeing's 'accelerated' flight test programme.....
Poor weather conditions was the reason it was cut short.
Yes but poor weather happens, and I'm not so sure their flight test schedule really allows for it.

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A few minutes before they take-off they said they were verry happy with the weather because there was no rain. But when they were in the sky the weather became worser and worser and they don't want standing water on the runway for their first flight. That's normal procedure for a first flight but the weather in that part of the US in this season is not really perfect. ;)

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The Dreamliner in JetairFly colours, courstesy Roularta Group:

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regi wrote:What kind of thing was hanging behind the tail? Not a breaking parachute I hope?
It was an air speed sensor to calibrate some test instrumentation and gather some data.

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