787 taxi test pictures
I'm sure by now you've all seen the photos online documenting today's 787 taxi test. Well allow me to share some of my photos I took this morning. You know you want to see a few more ;)
I left my place around 0730 local time and arrived at the Paine Field 45 minutes later. I was thinking Boeing would start the taxi tests around 0900 local time as it was a weekend. Well after arriving at the airport I turned on my scanner and I immediately heard: "Boeing 001 Heavy Experimental, cleared onto runway 16R." Below are the photos I took:
The Dreamliner went out on the runway three times while I was there this morning performing a variety of high and low speed taxi tests. There was an hour of rest time in between taxi checks to allow the brakes to cool down after the rejected takeoffs.
I have plans to attend the first flight of the 787 this upcoming week. It'll be very busy, but Ill attempt to get a few pictures of the maiden flight and post them here.