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Air-to-Air 787 Footage From Clay Lacy BFI

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Wing flex still looks unreal... watch it in HD. (www.youtube.com) More...

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dbaker
Daniel Baker 0
Beautiful.
BenKFIT
Ben Lillie 0
Agreed.
usaerin
@ Wayne Bookout --

Traditionally the very shallow V shape formed by the port and starboard wings, as you know, was called 'dihedral' -- what do you call this? Maybe 'Uhedral?'

I don't suppose you have yet been in the left seat of this new Boeing, have you?

Be careful.
707pylot
707pylot 0
Beautiful but I wonder why the APU would be running for most of the shots? You can see the inlet open
davemc380
davemc380 0
A very nice looking jet indeed. Far nicer than... ahem... my one. Shame they were running the APU during the filming though. Would have looked just a *little* cleaner if it was all tucked away.
daniel61
Nice way to start the day
militron
That's some dihedral!
KA2GEH
KA2GEH 0
A credit to American design and engineering via Boeing! But, where are the emergency overawing exits? Are all exits now using door slides? This is a different world from the DC-6/7 days for certain!

Wish I hadn't had to retire!
petera101
Peter Allum 0
She certainly is a wonderful looking aircraft snd I love Boeing's built-in safety feature....if both engines fail she just flaps her wings like a bird !!
iancctvman
Ian MacDowell 0
Do think that the way the wings bend up a lot will possibly be a concern for some passengers as it looks on occasions as if they are going to meet above the plane, and I assume that it is not supposed to be a folding wing navy jet!
julianjim
jim garrity 0
Clay Lacy has always done beautiful work doing all the air commercials! Its too bad ANA had to put the first "ding" on her nacelle!!
markcuc
markcuc 0
it's pretty until the landing gear fails
sheka
mark tufts 0
unbelieable and beautiful
danishnelson
Danish Nelson 0
It's an amazing aircraft!
zennermd
zennermd 0
Very touching. The wing scares the crap out of me though.
burlas00
Joseph Burlas 0
100% with you. Looks 'too' flexible.
skylab72
skylab72 0
Mmmm, indeed, it is scary for several reasons. Bet it stalls so smoothly at FL400, you cannot even tell you are falling.
preacher1
preacher1 0
me too
pilot62
WOW! almost brings tears to your eyes.
Absolutely perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!
Av8nut
Stunning aircraft! Nice curves.

I like the one comment on youtube, "Don't you think the TCAS would be going crazy?" HAHA
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 0
that thing doesn't have wings.....just 2 massive winglets!
KA2GEH
KA2GEH 0
(GRIN) Got that right, Toby. Seems to work, though.

- Mike
thunderland2
al fredericks 0
ITS A BEAUTIFUL THING, IS IT NOT. this is a real footage shown in its magical form. what a classy lady this 787!
dtschuck
The wing sweep to a tip reminds me of a Purple Martin. They too are efficient flyers over long distances.
rfremaux
As a life-long pilot from a family of pilots, my mind races to see all sorts of advantages to this "new" technology; BUT, it still is kinda scary to watch !

Bet it is even more scary to watch from inside the ship !

Oh well, we'll get used to this, too.................
thunderland2
al fredericks 0
its a old technoigy, but the B-52 WING goes thru a + - 7ft rotation when in flight. just a thought.
skylab72
skylab72 0
Saw the concern over the flex, but like you I thought of the oldest airframe in the Air Force. My concern is that it's wing loading + airfoil + sweep will make for some challenging stall characteristics, particularly at altitude.
But it is beautiful and fast.
KA2GEH
KA2GEH 0
Then there was the L-188 Electra II which had almost no flex. hard riding ol' bronc, especially up front. Stiff gear, too.
toolguy105
toolguy105 0
You have to admit Boeing just does not build a great plane, they build great planes that look great too. The 787 looks better in the air than it does on the ground and that is saying a lot. All cleaned up a flying high; WOW.
wudzee
Elwood Hoyt 0
Forgive the question and the terminology, but why the scalloped edges around the engine cowlings?
mduell
Mark Duell 0
The chevrons increase the effective mixing annulus between the bypass air and ambient air, reducing noise which can be traded for a saving on insulation weight.
wudzee
Elwood Hoyt 0
Thanks. I actually get it.
MaggieCampbell
incredibly beautiful airplane!
soosmooth
Just an awesome beauty in the air!

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