Test pilots write '747' across the country

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Test pilots write '747' across the country

Postby gmarshall » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:48 pm

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fligh ... rs-to.html

A 747-8F was being flown on a validation flight for max range and endurance (apparently it's now EROPS and not ETOPS as the requirements don't just apply to twins? EROPS of course stands for 'Engines Running Or Passengers Swimming') and the flight crew was bored, so they planned out a flight so that the track spelled '747' across most of the US.

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Re: Test pilots write '747' across the country

Postby Jeb » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:27 am

A Gulfstream crew did something similar a few years back, writing "GV."

Good thing the Boeing guys weren't flying a 787 and trying to spell out "Dreamliner." The fewer letters, the better!

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Re: Test pilots write '747' across the country

Postby jackhodgson » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:02 pm

Heard a rumor that an A-380 inadvertently spelled FUGLY.

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Re: Test pilots write '747' across the country

Postby PilotBillFromTexas » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:16 pm

I was in Seattle and was sitting outside at a Starbucks near King field, not to be too stereotypical, and I saw that 74 in blue Boeing colors coming in for a landing though the trees from where I was sitting. I had no idea what it was all about until I saw the local news in Seattle that night. I thought that was pretty cool and relayed the story today to a guy who is an engineer for Boeing in Texas. I was all excited because I thought it was pretty cool and he knew nothing of this story that was all over the news that night. Kind of bust my bubble. It was still cool.



gmarshall wrote:http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/flightblogger/2011/08/photo-of-note-with-17-hours-to.html

A 747-8F was being flown on a validation flight for max range and endurance (apparently it's now EROPS and not ETOPS as the requirements don't just apply to twins? EROPS of course stands for 'Engines Running Or Passengers Swimming') and the flight crew was bored, so they planned out a flight so that the track spelled '747' across most of the US.

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Re: Test pilots write '747' across the country

Postby LNSflyer » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:19 am

Very cool, reminds me of the Gulfstream's "GV" in the southeast awhile ago.
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Re: Test pilots write '747' across the country

Postby Landis » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:47 pm

Cessna did their logo a couple years ago too:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N750 ... /KICT/KICT

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Re: Test pilots write '747' across the country

Postby LNSflyer » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:03 pm

Boeing has done some new things lately. One was a flight across the 48 contiguous states, another was the Boeing logo. Both were done with either a 787 or the new 747, I don't remember. Both the flightplans and trackings are on FlightAware.
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