HI NEW FRIENDS !
I am one of the new users who never heard about this Web site or the FlightAware company. Now I have something new to use up my "spare" time. I already checked out the recent history of a flight that I will be taking from IAD to LAX and am happy.
Do you think Boeing gave NBC a free charter to take Matt around the world? Maybe in exchange for all that publicity and more to come if he arrives on a new Boeing aircraft like the "Dreamliner" promoted all morning. In any case, Boeing did receive some good publicity.
Living six miles from Dulles International in Virginia, I have a few too many aircraft over my head. When I arrived here in 1977 Dulles seemed to have about one flight a day. My wife and I would go out there hoping to find some relief from boredom and caring for our toddler, but it turned out to be the wrong place for plane watching
Now they are up to over 1000 commercial flights a day.
] I think that Matt got the information about the "lucky number" of 7 from someone right there at Boeing. If it is wrong you should direct your comment to Boeing.
The New York broadcasters asked for his aircraft number and he pretended to start to give it and then laughed, saying if he did every one could track him [on Flightaware.com]
Anyway, I enjoyed the segment about Boeing. I've noted that they have a factory tour and have put that on my wish list for travel. Especially after learning that Washington state's largest export is not apples. Guess what it is?
Thanks for the opportunity to join this neat Web site.