Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Boeing's 5th all new Dreamliner is set to take the skies this morning. UPDATE!

Update!- She finally took off at 14:39PST when weather conditions opened up finally with visibility at 10 miles a few clouds at 900 feet, broken layer at 1600 feet and overcast at 2100 feet. She is due into Moses Lake at 1600 and then expected to head to Boeing Field with a ETA of 1745 PST.

Boeing's 5th all new Dreamliner is set to take the sky's this morning. This will be the first 787 powered by the General Electric GenEx engines. The other 4 787's up to this point have all been powered by Roll's Royce Trent 1000's.

The only thing that could hold off the flight is if the weather doesn't clear up. Not quite at visual flight rules yet as weather conditions as of 11:20AM PST were broken layer at about 400 feet and overcast layer at 1000 feet. As soon as that burns off though the flight should be good to go.

The fifth Dreamliner is painted the same as the third and fourth so it will be a challenge now to tell them apart. If you look on the nose wheel door Number 3 has a 3 painted on it and I believe number 4 does as well so a good way to tell which one you saw is by the door.

To track activities behind today's flight just check out this link from flight tracking website Flight Aware. She is scheduled to go to Moses Lake first and then make her way home to Boeing Field.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

ZA005 Set to fly! Plus a few changes to the site.

I recently changed the outlook to the site the other day and think it looks better now. IAny feed back is appreciated!

Well the day has finally come to see ZA005 fly for the first time with the GenEx engines on it! B-1 flight should be anyday now and then ZA006 should follow soon.

ZA001 the other day got a new set of RR Trent 1000's and that is why she hadn't flown since May 27th but she did finally fly again on Thursday for about 5 hours.

ZA002 has been doing alot of long haul practice around VCV, still not sure when she will be back home as of yet. She is scheduled for a 11 hour flight tomorrow working on some more ETOPS stuff would be my guess.

ZA003 will be the one making it's way to Farnbourough this year to represent the 787's. She recently went out on a 9 hour country tour going as far east as Oklahoma in a diagonal way then south to Texas before heading west then coming back up the coast to Seattle.

ZA004 last flew a IFR flight on May 28th and on the 27th flew a 9 hour flight.