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787 Dreamliner; has it flown yet?
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Posted on 11/28/2007 2:34:57 PM PST by Lx

Has the 787 flown yet, does anyone know?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 787boeing; aerospace; airbus; boeing; dreamliner

1 posted on 11/28/2007 2:34:59 PM PST by Lx
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To: Lx

I’m flying one right now. How in the hell do I land this thing?


2 posted on 11/28/2007 2:36:30 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Lx

The first test flights are not on a fixed schedule but are expected in the second quarter of 2008 after having been planned to start......per WIKI.........


3 posted on 11/28/2007 2:36:30 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Lx

Last I read was that the plane was six months behind schedule and more delays anticipated. Still, the thing is selling like hotcakes. Over 700 orders at last count.


4 posted on 11/28/2007 2:39:14 PM PST by saganite
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To: Lx
Yes.

Inside one of these:


5 posted on 11/28/2007 2:43:26 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: mysterio
Full flaps down, nose angled up slightly, airspeed just above stall and point that sensuous bird towards a 6,500 ft. long pathway of airport concrete.

I'm not a pilot [real or virtual] so it's just my guess.

Seriously though, check out www.airliners.net cause there's an update saying that the Dreamliner will make it's 1st lift-off in MArch '08.

6 posted on 11/28/2007 2:44:50 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Lx
Not even close. My guess is that the Boeing stated delays of six months are way short. I'd put the under-over on the first successful test flight at two years from now.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 11/28/2007 2:59:21 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj
Not even close. My guess is that the Boeing stated delays of six months are way short. I'd put the under-over on the first successful test flight at two years from now.

They're going to have to call it the Boeing Vista.

8 posted on 11/28/2007 3:02:26 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: mysterio

Did you go to one of those flight schools that taught you to fly but not to take off or land the plane? :-)


9 posted on 11/28/2007 3:04:52 PM PST by Truth29
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To: ExcursionGuy84

Did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?


10 posted on 11/28/2007 3:24:25 PM PST by RedWireNut
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To: mysterio
I’m flying one right now. How in the hell do I land this thing?

You made me laugh!

There was a cartoon in the New Yorker a few years ago, that showed a pilot and co-pilot seated at on the flight deck; before them was arrayed a gigantic, complex control panel. The pilot is staring at a little box he is holding, and he's saying to the co-pilot "This is so cool... I'm flying this thing from my Palm Pilot."

11 posted on 11/28/2007 3:29:06 PM PST by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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To: mysterio

If you’re a Muzzie, you don’t need to know how to land.


12 posted on 11/28/2007 4:07:46 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: Truth29

Flying’s hard. I just went ahead and ejected.


13 posted on 11/28/2007 4:10:59 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Lx

They also demoted the guy that was in charge of the Dreamliner and brought someone else in. And the BIG thing is that the next plane Boeing is doing they will not be subbing out all the pieces around the world - they will have one huge new facility to build their next plane. (Or maybe even future Dreamliners, I don’t recall).

Of course that will be a huge deal for whoever gets the facility whenver that decision is made. The Seattle area hopes to keep it there, but there are no sure bets.


14 posted on 11/28/2007 4:12:10 PM PST by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: Lx

Rumblings from the inside. Its behind schedule and plenty of OT for everyone.


15 posted on 11/28/2007 4:50:38 PM PST by Bailee
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To: DuncanWaring

“Has the 787 flown yet, does anyone know?”

Yes.

Inside one of these:

DuncanWaring,
you are a wittier than Bill Clinton!
(that’s a positive compliment in this case)


16 posted on 11/28/2007 4:53:08 PM PST by VOA
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To: RedWireNut
Me?

No, I haven't stayed in a motel/hotel for about 6 months already.

Why? Is that the environment that poeple usually play MS FLight Simulator in?

17 posted on 11/28/2007 4:58:29 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: mysterio
I just went ahead and ejected.

Uh...your 300 passengers want a word with you...

18 posted on 11/28/2007 4:58:40 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Red Badger

I thought initial flights were supposed to be in September then they slipped it to November now March?

Did they hire the airbus crew?


19 posted on 11/28/2007 5:52:01 PM PST by Lx ((Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.))
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To: Lx
Found this on Boeing's site:

The 787 program opened its final assembly plant in Everett in May 2007. First flight is around the end of the first quarter of 2008 with certification, delivery and entry into service occurring later in the year.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/787family/background.html

20 posted on 11/28/2007 5:53:25 PM PST by Lx ((Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.))
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To: VOA

It’s a gift. ;-)


21 posted on 11/28/2007 8:39:41 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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