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    787 was doing flight trials yesterday... This is a little too cute of a stunt to be playing with airspace .. But as long as no harm done I guess...
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    That's got to be fake!

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    Well, it's pretty darn cool of them. Almost as cool as Tex Johnston rolling the 707.

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    IF it is true...this is a stunt that is soooooo expensive as to defy imagination....as in explain to shareholders?

    My vote is Bullsh*t.
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    Default Re: Boeing plays cute with airspace...

    Cute, but I also suspect BS.
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    Nope -- true. Boeing did the same thing with the 748.

    As to p*issing off shareholders? Nope. The airframe and systems need to go through the testing (in this case it was for extended ETOPS) so the flight plan filed and/or flown is pretty much irrelevant. Some PR for airplane geeks but nothing more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by off2paradise View Post
    Nope -- true. Boeing did the same thing with the 748.

    As to p*issing off shareholders? Nope. The airframe and systems need to go through the testing (in this case it was for extended ETOPS) so the flight plan filed and/or flown is pretty much irrelevant. Some PR for airplane geeks but nothing more.
    Yes.. I read it was an 18 hour circuit to either test a specific airframe or a certai 787 config.. Not sure which.. Apparently a new 747 air frame was doing the same gymnastics over the pacific at the same time...

    DOH.. Right there on the image.. 19hrs, 2 min..
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    That airplane (787) is going to be the best commercial aircraft and one that all the others are modeled after once they work all the bugs out.

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