Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Paine Field August 31

RC502 Cargolux LX-VCB ready to begin a taxi test before first flight.
Scheduled to return to Paine Field at 6:00 PM.

ANA 787 JA802A at the fuel dock.

Boeing flightline.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cargolux 747-8F First Flight

VHF radio and selcal checks (CK-GQ) were conducted on RC502 Cargolux 747-8F line 1423 this afternoon in preparation for a B1 flight Wednesday morning.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Paine Field August 29

787 N1006F in ATS Hangar 3. The blue boxes in front of the building are seat vans.

VF966 ANA JA624A departing on a customer flight.

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VHF radio checks were conducted on ZA101 ANA 787 JA801A this afternoon.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Paine Field August 26

WD818 Cathay Pacific B-KPW has just returned from a B1 flight and will taxi to 34L for a high speed to the north.

N5017Q ready to depart to Grant County Airport.

787 Certification Event at Paine Field

Royal S King covered the 787 FAA certification ceremony at the compass rose this morning.

N787EX came by for a low approach at 10:00 AM, mission accomplished.

After the ceremony, N787BA took off....

....and came back for a low approach then went to Boeing Field.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Paine Field August 25

Boeing flightline. 787 N787BA arrived from Boeing Field this afternoon and was parked at the delivery center.

Air Austral F-OLRA delivery flight.

Emirates SkyCargo delivery flight.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Paine Field August 24

A 787 fuselage was unloaded from N747BC this afternoon.

WD886 Qatar Airways A7-BAP first flight.

A7-BAP returning from the B1.

787s, 747s, and our old friend the 767 tanker on Runway 11-29.

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VHF selcal checks (AJ-CM) were conducted on 747-8F RC504 this afternoon.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Paine Field August 23

Japan Airlines JA656J delivery flight to Tokyo. Video by Royal S King.

VF966 ANA JA624A first flight.

JA624A returning from the B1 flight.

AirBridgeCargo 747-8F line 1430 VQ-BGZ was moved from the tower apron to the fuel dock this morning.

787 line 9 N1006F is now in Bay 4 at ATS. The elusive line 7 is in Bay 2.

Boeing flightline.

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An ELT test on 121.5 MHz was conducted on 747-8F RC504 this afternoon.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Paine Field August 22

WD819 Cathay Pacific B-KPX returning from a customer flight. Delivery flight to Hong Kong is scheduled for August 26.

WF033 Emirates SkyCargo A6-EFF heads back to the Boeing ramp after returning from a customer flight.

August 22, 2008. Emirates A6-EWG ready to depart for a flyover of Snoqualmie Ridge golf course.

Boeing flightline.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Paine Field August 19

Turkish Airlines TC-JJO delivery flight to Istanbul.

Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan attended the delivery ceremony and returned to Turkey on TC-JJO.

P-3C 158206 was in the pattern for about an hour this afternoon.

Air China B-2087 delivery flight to Beijing.

ZA102 N1006F returning from a flight along the coast of Washington and Oregon.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Paine Field August 18

VF972 Japan Airlines JA656J returning from a customer flight.

An Atlas Air 747-8F was moved from Runway 11-29 to the fuel dock this morning.

The crane is being used to load ballast (concrete blocks) on the 747-8F.

RAAF Wedgetail N358BJ touch and go.

ANA 787 JA801A First Engine Run

Initial engine run on ANA 787 JA801A this morning.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Paine Field August 17

A Lufthansa 747-8I was moved from the factory to the flightline Monday night.

Some ground tests were done on ANA JA801A this morning, engine run fences were moved to the airplane in the afternoon but no engine start as of 5:30 PM.

787 N1006F in stall 102.

WF033 Emirates SkyCargo A6-EFF back from the Portland paint hangar.

ME 262 N262MF taxiing to the Legend Flyers hangar.

Boeing flightline.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Paine Field August 14

RC555 Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8F B-LJE departed Paine Field today at 2142z, airworthy at 2154z.