Monday, February 08, 2010

Boeing 747-8 First Flight

As I'm typing this I'm following the streaming video of the first flight of the new Boeing Freighter, the 747-8. It is now taxiing out to the runway, runway 34L at Paine Field, in Everett, Washington. Once it's airborne I'll go have a look outside, as Paine field is just a short distance East of me, and it's not unusual for the Boeing test flights to fly over the house.

I'll keep you posted......

12:39pm -- It's in the air! COOL!

Dang, they took off to the North, did a 180 and headed south for a couple of miles or so, then did another 180 and headed back North. They are now just East of the North end of Camano Island. I wonder if they are going to go to the same area between Oak Harbor and Port Angeles over the Strait of Juan De Fuca where they test flew the 787 on its first flight.

You can track their flight and see their location on a map HERE.


At Monday, February 08, 2010 5:18:00 PM, Blogger NotClauswitz said...


At Monday, February 08, 2010 8:49:00 PM, Blogger PeterT said...

That's one Mongo cargo plane...

At Tuesday, February 09, 2010 2:00:00 PM, Anonymous MadRocketScientist said...

I was standing on a Hi-jacked Scissors lift watching it from 30 feet up in the air (I'd been crawling around the 787 all morning and we stole the lift so we could watch)


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