First 787-9 Flight


#1

Use FA or the tracking site available at newairplane.com/787/787-9/

flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1 … /KPAE/KMWH

Possible chase plane: flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1 … /KBFI/KMWH


#2

Ok, so he lifts off and at maybe 300ft selects gear up. Inner doors open, NO GEAR MOVEMENT. Flies along for 30 seconds this way, then inner doors close with gear remaining down… Strange. Problem?


#3

No. That is normal for the first couple of test flights. Landing gear stays down in case of an emergency.


#4

Yeah, but they took off with inner doors closed (normal), then they opened for 30 seconds and then closed (with no gear movement). THAT’s the strange part.


#5

I have a feeling they do a lot of strange things during flight test :laughing: