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11-11-2012, 03:09 AM #1
United's Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Inaugural Flight Experience
I had been closely following this plane's developments ever since Boeing was in talks about creating a new aircraft known then as the 7E7. I was a part of a small group of people back then that Boeing surveyed on a regular basis when they started making this airplane. As a young kid at the time, I was a full Avgeek about it as well and anxiously had been anticipating the day I'd be able to fly in one. So last weekend I finally got my chance after fighting my way through Sandy (The Storm), schedule changes with United and airplane delivery delays. Somehow, some way, the stars aligned and I made it to Chicago to fly this beast back home via Houston. As promised though, I documented my experience with a little Sony I picked up literally a day before the flight. So pardon the crappy pictures and enjoy!
United's Press Stage at the Gate at O'Hare
United setting up the gate area while flight 116 is en-route.
The Airport Police & Fire Trucks Lined Up
Parked at O'Hare
CEO. Jeff Smiseck & Captain Starling
Passengers Boarding the New Dreamliner
The Seat Testing Begins
Climbing Towards IAH
Cruising at 40,000ft - No Signs of Ears Popping or Dryness
Meal Time - It Was Tasteful
The Flight Deck
The Flight Crew Rest Area
Parked at Houston
Bringing Her Home
Parked at LAX
Fire away any questions you may have!
Last edited by skycap; 11-11-2012 at 03:12 AM.“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
11-11-2012, 08:19 PM #2
Thanks for sharing those! Sick plane! I really like the dual HUD's and I'm a little surprised they are using the same audio panels as every other Boeing out there. Nothing wrong with them I just thought they would re-design them.
11-11-2012, 09:39 PM #3
The cabin looks really neat.Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
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11-11-2012, 09:46 PM #4
Very nice.. you can really tell it is brand new...Hidden Content my blog about gastronomy and cars
11-11-2012, 09:56 PM #5
11-12-2012, 02:24 AM #6“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
11-12-2012, 03:28 AM #7Banned
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Very cool pictures, looks like a great jet
11-12-2012, 05:36 PM #8
Cool plane. Too bad it belongs to United, hands down the worst airline of them all.
11-12-2012, 05:47 PM #9
11-12-2012, 06:10 PM #10
if only money could buy a place in the crew rest areas...... id love to take a red eye in there!