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787 draws picture on Flight Tracker Also How long can she stay airborne.

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posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 10:43 AM
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Apparently, in a sales pitch or something, Boeing has decided to fly all over the US in order to draw an outline of a jet, using a jet.

The 787 is pushing it's own endurance via flying an interesting flight path.

Doesn't make me want to buy an airplane. But I guess it's cool.

www.flightradar24.com...


edit on 3-8-2017 by cosmania because: spelling




posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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Cool Boeing, we get it.



Lol, is actually kinda cool

-Alee



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: cosmania

Seems to point to both Washington and South Carolina as well.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: Caughtlurking
a reply to: cosmania

Seems to point to both Washington and South Carolina as well.


Also damn close to the path of the eclipse

Interesting indeed



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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I wonder how much fuel that flight took.

Waste of our limited resources



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: cosmania

No, it was just a long and boring flight so they decided to have some fun. No sales pitch. They were doing maximum endurance ETOPS testing for the type. Since they were going KBFI-KBFI over 16 hours they decided to play instead of just going on circles.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:28 AM
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I use Flightradar every time I fly and that has got to be the coolest thing I've seen from that site. Too cool Boeing.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

So the ETOPS approval was being earned during that flight? Crazy. Does the FAA sit in on that flight?



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: cosmania

They have ETOPS approval now, they were proving what their maximum capability was to push it out. I think they were going for 330.

Yeah, they have people that verify the flight both on the ground and on board the plane when they do tests like this.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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originally posted by: iWontGiveUP

originally posted by: Caughtlurking
a reply to: cosmania

Seems to point to both Washington and South Carolina as well.


Also damn close to the path of the eclipse

Interesting indeed


Probably thats how they got the idea. Researchers would be flying airplanes along the paths of the eclipse. Just modify it a bit and they can fly shapes.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

The original flight plan called for them to fly out of Boeing Field, and fly back and forth across the US, with random orbits thrown in to waste time. Nothing to do with the eclipse, just trying to waste 16 hours for the test.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 01:30 PM
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posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 01:49 PM
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A clearer picture of the end result.




posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Still upset that it's better at drawing than me



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Read they also tried to avoid restricted airspace as much as possible.

Thanks for adding the pic!



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

They apparently had a hell of a time pulling it off because of all the restricted airspace and everything involved.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

A bit more fun than punching in coordinates into a flight computer I guess.

The result is cool!

But it still must have been kind of boring flying to numbers. "20 miles, NNE" Big pause. "Alright turn 47 degrees to the north" Big pause... etc., for 16 hours.

"This is DIA, you have entered our airspace. Stay on flight path per your scheduled route. The guys down here love the flight path!"




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posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

If flying a trash hauler ISN'T boring, you've had a bad day. But I'd rather fly something like this over back and forth between the coasts, or flying circles over the Pacific.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 04:24 PM
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That's it! Selling my Ram and buying a Boeing, more leg room!



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: WUNK22

They just delivered a super luxury 777 the other day. Only $160,000 per ticket.



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