Thursday, September 1, 2011

ANA 787 JA801A First Flight


ANA 787 JA801A comes out of the north gate and does a high speed taxi before first flight.







JA801A returning to Paine Field by Nick Dean.



787 AMTs on the flightline wait for JA801A to take the runway.

2 comments:

  1. Hello, any idea why he cycled the landing gear immediately after take off? Thanks, Peter

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  2. They cycled the gear as a standard procedure done during the first flight. With the first flight of the 787 the pilots elected to keep the gear down and wait later for the cycle test as a safety precaution. There was a follow up flight of another on of the 787, i think, that did the cycling later in the test flight and had a problem with the landing gear. They manually lowered the gear I believe, then made an emergency landing at Boeing field.

    After that I have started seeing the remaining first flights do the cycling of the gear right after take off. :)

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