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    Default Boeing 787 first flight

    I see the first flight was a success. It has just landed & you can watch the takeoff here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFwHd...layer_embedded#

    ...amazing aircraft full of new technology.

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    Default Re: Boeing 787 first flight

    I was lucky enough to be given a 90 minute flight simulator flight in a 737-800 as a birthday present, which I took last week. Wow! Excellent fun!

    Flew in and out of Hong Kong (both airports), Queenstown and Sydney (where I did an instrument landing). Didn't crash anywhere, but had a few 'heavy landings'. There's a lot more to it than you would think, although I get the impression that the co-pilot has a much busier job than the pilot.

    Now saving up for my next one! Or maybe I will re-train and become a pilot - except I think IT pays more these days....

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    Default Re: Boeing 787 first flight

    Thanks for the post Two years late, but what the? Another milestone for Boeing.

    Although, I would have liked to have seen the test pilot do a barrel role as with the first 707 flight in 1955
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    Default Re: Boeing 787 first flight

    It's fast too - a flight vaguely scheduled to take around 5 hours was over in around 3.

    The pilot was probably too busy in his lantern-jawed, steely eyed, crooked smile (but straight teeth) role to play the barrel part.
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    Default Re: Boeing 787 first flight

    I just hope the plastic and carbon fibre wings don't fall off in flight.
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    Default Re: Boeing 787 first flight

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    The pilot was probably too busy in his lantern-jawed, steely eyed, crooked smile (but straight teeth) role to play the barrel part.
    I have very high hopes that seriousness is a reversible condition.

    Dr Lester Levy


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    Default Re: Boeing 787 first flight

    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    I get the impression that the co-pilot has a much busier job than the pilot.
    On my last trip to Tauranga in those tiny wee planes I was close to the cockpit on one flight and right behind it on the second flight and noticed both times that the co-pilot appeared to be doing virtually all the work. It seemed like the pilot only came along for the ride.

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    Well that video footage was a bundle of laughs.
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    Default Re: Boeing 787 first flight

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post


    The pilot was probably too busy in his lantern-jawed, steely eyed, crooked smile (but straight teeth) role to play the barrel part.
    So stereotypical of what the yanks like to portray,..

    Very good R2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    So stereotypical of what the yanks like to portray,..

    Very good R2.
    You guys do know I meant to say roll ...
    I have very high hopes that seriousness is a reversible condition.

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