Showing posts with label Roll out. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Roll out. Show all posts

July 11, 2007

Up Close and Personal

There's been a dearth of information coming out of this page over the last several days, and want to assure you that I am transitioning the page to the "third phase" of 787 preparations for the first flight. Not to mention I'm still recovering from the weekend. There are a lot of new items in the works here and I believe you'll find them useful. In the mean time, more Dreamliner One:

July 10, 2007

Missed the Roll Out?

Part 1:
Roll out begins at 6:30 mark.

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

July 9, 2007

Dreamliner One, meet Planet Earth. Planet Earth, meet Dreamliner One

I'll save extended descriptions for a later post. I just wanted to introduce you to the Dreamliner. I'll leave reactions and comments to you.

Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming

For those of you who thought I went all the way to Seattle with just a cell phone camera, you'll be happily mistaken. I just got off a red-eye from SEA. This is my first chance to actually take a second (breathe) and put up a few preliminary photos. There are A LOT of them, and they will be coming out over the next week or so. Please enjoy, and know there's more where these came from. All shots are currently unedited and will be fixed later in the week.

Thank you to all of those who made this moment possible.
V, CC, A&S, TH, GW, SO, LU

July 8, 2007

A Change of Plans

"Good news of a long-awaited event will arrive soon."

No joke, that was my fortune cookie last weekend.

The good news has arrived.

Keep an eye out here. may not be the one to have the first picture.

Live from Everett, it's 07/08/07.

Two Places At Once

Somehow, I managed to defy the laws of gravity, physics and the universe and be in two places at once. I had an excellent vantage point of the departures at PAE yesterday afternoon. Watching the seven series aircraft lined up for departure one after another was truly an amazing sight. After the 757 departed PAE, I, along with famed night-time photographer Charles Conklin, raced down to BFI in time to see the 777-300ER do a fly over. The 777 had already begun its taxi when we left. I have the honor of saying, I raced a 777, and won.

I took a little video from my cell phone camera and put it on youtube.

Here are some of my favorite shots from yesterday. Please note these are 100% unedited images and have not been modified at all except for the copyright mark.

July 7, 2007

Parade of Sevens

Post time is EDT. -3 hours for PDT.

Editors Note 1: This is the first post from Seattle.
Editors Note 2: This information was not purchased and was provided at the courtesy of a source.

Last night as I was taxiing to the gate at SEA after my cross country flight, my phone rings and on the other line comes the complete schedule for tonight's events at PAE and BFI.

The rumors are true, the parade of Seven series aircraft will take place tonight, July 7, 2007 (7/7/07). Boeing will leave PAE tonight with eight aircraft (707 through 777) beginning at 1835 PDT.

Saturday, July 7, 2007
All times in PDT
1000 LCF2 Returns to PAE (Wings for Static Frame believed to be aboard)
1300 LCF2 Leaves PAE for BFI
1320 LCF2 Arrives at BFI
1400 FedEx 727-200 (tail N464FE) positions at PAE
1400 Delta 767-300 (tail TBD) arrives at PAE
1415 Alaska 737 (tail TBD) arrives at PAE
1500 AirTran 717 (tail TBD) arrives at PAE
1530 Continental 757 (tail TBD) arrives at PAE
1600 Crew meeting for all involved pilots
1700 Group photo for all aircraft
1820 Crews are in place with all aircraft
1830 Museum of Flight Reception begins at BFI
1835 707 taxis, 717 through 777 taxi behind and depart PAE
1900 NOTAM for BFI released - South Field Shut Down
1902 Welcome Remarks at BFI Reception

1907 Omega Air 707 (tail N707MQ) Operating as Omega 1 - Touchdown at BFI
1917 Air Tran 717 Operating at B717B - Touchdown at BFI
1927 FedEx 727 - Touchdown at BFI
1937 Alaska 737 - Touchdown at BFI
1947 Rolls Royce 747-200 (tail N787RR) Operating as N787RR - Touchdown at BFI
1957 Continental 757 - Touchdown at BFI
2007 Delta 767 Operating as DAL9900 - Touchdown at BFI
2017 Air France 777-300ER (tail F-GSQY) Operating as BOE536 - Touchdown at BFI

2038 Rolls Royce 747 taxis at BFI on three engines
2045 707 + 717 towed to Museum of Flight
- 707 and LCF2 will spend the night at BFI
2200 Rolls Royce 747 heads to BFI

All eyes on the sky. Mine certainly will.

June 6, 2007

Dreamliner Roll Out Q&A

Boeing has released the details of the roll out of the 787 Dreamliner at July 8, 2007.

Who will be allowed at the roll out in Everett?

Aviation VIPs, politicians and journalists from across the world will join several thousand Boeing employees who work on the Dreamliner (and one guest) will be allowed inside the 787 final assembly bay for roll out.

If I work for Boeing and I'm in Seattle on July 8th, where can I watch it?

Boeing is permitting 50,000 employees and retirees to come to a simulcast at Qwest Field. Attendance is limited to 50,000 people, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 25,000 guests will receive a 787 glider as a souvenir.

What if I'm not in Seattle on that day?

If you cannot attend the event at Qwest Field, the rollout will be carried live at 3:30 pm PDT, 6:30 pm EDT via satellite on DirecTV. The 787 roll out ceremony will also be broadcast live on Northwest Cable News (NWCN). The NWCN is carried by cable networks in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

What channel will it be on?

DirecTV - channel 576.
DishNetwork - channel 9601.

What if I don't have DirecTV or DishNetwork?

The roll out will be broadcast in nine languages over the internet. It will be broadcast live at and Replays will be available on both websites until 8/8/07.