Author Topic: Boeing 787-8 flies for 19 hours drawing a 787 logo with its flight path. Amazing  (Read 1378 times)

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This plane flew for 19 hours drawing a 787 logo with its flight path. I don't recall this has ever been done by any other plane in the past. Simply amazing!
Flight # BOE236

Click here for flightaware.com page for this flight http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE236/history/20120209/2100Z/KBFI/KBFI

you can probably see this flight on other sites that track flights too.

Departure/Landing airport: Boeing Field Intl Airport (Seattle, WA) KBFI / BFI
Departure: Feb 9 2012 01:33PM Pacific time zone
Arrival: Feb 10 2012 08:45AM Pacific time zone
Distance flown: 9044 nautical miles or 16749.5 kilometers or 10407.6 miles
Approximate distance from Seattle to Madagascar
Total flight time: 19 hours 12 minutes
Peak altitude: FL430 (43000 feet)

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Kids and their toys... ; )


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sad... how many gallons wasted?

waste of useful resources that could be used for useful stuff


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sad... how many gallons wasted?

waste of useful resources that could be used for useful stuff
Another triumph of the free market!
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its not wasted fuel. the plane was doing an endurance test. and the pilots had some fun doing it. its also good that they stayed over land because if something went wrong they had plenty of airports for emergency landing.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2017479197_787skywriting11.html


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its also good that they stayed over land because if something went wrong they had plenty of airports for emergency landing.
Yea... they also have lots of houses to crash into as well :D 787's i believe drop like 500 ft a minute or something...

Edit: call me selfish but if im a test pilot i rather something go wrong over water that way if i cant land i dont kill no one but me...
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 10:13:38 PM by gamerz300 »


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did you see where they were flying? noone lives there its wilderness. and even if they did crash there is a lot higher chance that they will have emergency help on land vs over water.

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never bothered to GM it to see where people live etc... true support can get there faster but depending on the type of emergency or crash your dead anyways :D why risk it? all im saying ;P

tho it is easier to recover the black box and stuff on land... but if your dead do you really care?


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Such a morbid topic...

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Such a morbid topic...
who gives a crap. i dont go to your topics and say they suck.

Pinako

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Such a morbid topic...
who gives a crap. i dont go to your topics and say they suck.

I appreciate that. I also don't go to your topics and say they suck.

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i happen to enjoy avaition and airplanes and thought that maybe someone else would enjoy such a general topic. if you dont like it then dont comment. im not an american born citizen and my english is not as good as it can be but i looked up what morbid means and from what i saw it does not show any positive definitions in relation to this topic. So what is your idea of what morbid means? it does not mean anything good from what i read.

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In this case, I'd recommend Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary, which offers the following definition:

mor·bid  /ˈmoɚbəd/ adjective
[more morbid; most morbid] 1 : relating to unpleasant subjects (such as death)
▪ She has a morbid interest in funerals. ▪ He has a morbid sense of humor. ▪ a morbid fascination with death ▪ wanting to learn about a celebrity's downfall out of morbid curiosity
2 technical : not healthy or normal
▪ suffering from a morbid condition ▪ morbid obesity ▪ The child has a morbid fear/horror of snakes.
— mor·bid·ly adverb
▪ She was morbidly fascinated with death. ▪ morbidly obese


In this case, I think [1] sums up quite nicely my observation that there is quite a bit of discussion about death. I think aviation is a fine topic to be interested in.

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TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Now back to air planes.

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Is it routine for Boeing to test their airplanes in this manner?
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sometime in the second half of last year they tried this with a 747-8 but wasn't as pretty as this flight. I can get you the link if you want.