Tuesday, December 15, 2009

787 First Flight

N787BA first flight December 15, 2009

Boeing Challenger N548BA arrives at 9:00 AM.

N787BA off Paine Field at 10:27 AM. After encountering poor weather conditions while flying over the Strait of Juan De Fuca, the decision was made to land at Boeing Field ETA 1:33 PM.
Listen to the 787 takeoff and the flightcrew perform system checks when airborne. Hot digity dang, it works.


  1. Hey Matt does this mean they are returning to Paine Field and not finishing the 5 1/2 hour test flight?

  2. Tony - I believe the original plan was a 5.5 hour test flight with the destination to be Boeing Field.

    The test flight airtime was always dynamic, 5.5 hours being the ideal, but weather being poor, safer to return the plane early and have the post flight ceremony.

  3. It's supposed to be at Boeing Field at 1:27 PM

  4. Flight Aware shows it heading back to Paine.

  5. Flight Aware has it overflying Paine heading south to Boeing Field.

  6. Hey Matt;

    Were you trying to sell the takeoff to Rolls? Nice layout with the sign in the background.


  7. Thanks for radio recording. It makes me feel like I am in the cockpit. Super Hot photos


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