As often happens in aviation, there are eyes in the most unlikely places. On Monday, ZA004 restarted 787 certification operations with a test of its fuel jettison system. While high in the skies over Arizona, the system was tested along with one of Boeing’s T-38 chase planes. You’ll also note the wings are a day-glo red, for a reason that I’m not entirely sure of at the moment. Though my first guess would have to do with visual contrast of fuel venting against the wing. Either way, it makes for a heck of a shot of the 787 against a brilliant blue sky.
Photo Credit John Bezosky