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. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE5 She is scheduled to go to Moses Lake first and then make her way home to Boeing Field.