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Boeing 787 Landing at Reagan National

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BenKFIT
Ben Lillie 4
She's such a smooth flyer.
sparkie624
sparkie624 4
WOW, Nice video. Great landing to the crew... What a greased on landing. Barely any smoke at all on them wheels.
powerboatr
Robert Sloane 2
WOW
Its amazing how fast she slowed down after landing. Thank you
JaredMaurtua
Jared Maurtua 2
I sure do wish someone would have told me...
kaeseke
Beautiful bird but her wings still give me the creeps.
RobSJC
RobSJC 2
Nice video ... Flyig into DCA, Memorial Day week-end for the Holiday Festivities.
julianjim
jim garrity 2
Great shots from all over! And that's how your supposed to land on ANY runway!!

JL45
Masao Aochi 2
It appears to be Boeing is really showing off that wide body aircraft can use those airports where Airbus cannot land or take off. For example, Japan Airline will start service to/from Narita, Japan to San Diego CA. I'm sure most of people know that San Diego has 9400feet runway, yet they plan to fly non stop to Japan.
MURPHYLD29
LARRY MURPHY 2
Beautiful!!
Av8nut
Exactly. I was just there two weeks ago to visit. I would've postponed my visit had I'd known. #@%$@#
SDKoka
Scott Grant 1
Konichiwa Masao! We are indeed excited in San Diego about JAL's upcoming non-stop to Tokyo from SAN on the beautiful 787 - I took video of it when it was here at SAN, and have posted it to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KMAtqF--YA

As I understand the situation, the limiting factor at SAN is not the length of the runway, but the terrain at the end of the runway. A plane must be able to take-off and climb out safely on one engine (theorizing a single engine failure right at lift-off), clearing the Point Loma hills. British Airways pulls this off with an albeit-weight-restricted 777, flying non-stop to London Heathrow. The 787 was designed with Lindbergh Field in mind, giving airlines like JAL a chance to serve SAN with a non-stop, eliminating the "tech" stop that would be required with other airplanes.
WigzellRM
Ralph Wigzell 1
What a beauty.
burlas00
Joseph Burlas 1
Beautiful bird.
Dubslow
Bill Winslow 1
How come the first one's at -7, but the duplicate's at +17?
tarbaby
phil gibson 1
CRM @ it's Best!
usmc6511
Cant wait to this beauty on here second trip to STL on the 14th.
theschoolofchuck
Beautiful bird.
TheGDCaptain
TheGDCaptain 1
Oops. Can't figure out why that isn't a hyperlink. Google away- you'll find it.

Oddly enough, I just had a PC last week. Touched down ref+0 on a short runway. Both check airman in the sim argued why I did it. Book says so, technique says another, and I was dead silent for 5 minutes while they went back and forth.
TXCAVU
She will be here at DFW tomorrow and I can't wait to see her!
jamestox
James Long 1
Nice video, beautiful airliner.
Cycreek
Benson Vann 1
Great photography.
toolguy105
toolguy105 1
The approach to 19 at DCA is one of the most challenging a pilot faces in the U S. The Dreamliner made it look easy. To bad we probably will never see the 787 operated scheduled service from DCA.
ronr
Ron Cline 1
Really Cool!
stansawyer
A beautiful plane!
HBFlyer
HBFlyer 1
Can't wait for AA to get their first one!
MJT
Michael Tyler 1
Very smooth flyer.
micheldepaepe
Super video.grat landing
julianjim
jim garrity 1
Masao, the 787 flew into SAN in March, BA used to fly the 747 from LHR-SAN,but had a stop both ways @PHX to take on more PAX&fuel. Now they fly the 772 non-stop SAN-LHR! I'm sure JAL will do the #'s before any rev. flt. We had a C-5A come in a few years ago,and it didn't have any problems,(except when the tow driver's wing-man didn't look up and the tip just touched the wall). I don't know,but think your right that the A-380 could do it?
antonio44
Very nice footage. When I was living in the DC area I use to spend some time watching the tricky visual approach to RNW19. Windy days where the top!!!
99NY
99NY 2
I noticed that too. Some hardcore trolling of Matt Molnar's postings.
NSGDC
Scott Keller 4
Not quite...never heard of Matt Molnar. Took me a while to find out what Bill was talking about. Couldn't find it anywhere this morning. (good use of time sitting on hold with Verizon technical support, though) Since my post was directly from Boeing's stream and Molnar embeded it in his blog, the web addresses didn't match....so the Flightaware filter didn't catch it. Matt's title about a Fat Man never caught my attention. AND, I'd add that describing the 787 as a "fat man" is probably what got the negative ratings. That said, Bill is certainly correct. Matt was definitely first with this video. My apologies to him. I certainly did not intend to duplicate his post.
99NY
99NY 3
Eh, dont sweat it, I wasnt intending my comment to come off like you did anything wrong. It just seems like whenever he posts something it gets some pretty heavy negative voting right off the bat. Oh well.
NSGDC
Scott Keller 1
Felt bad about it... I always try to look before posting. Just didn't notice his.
TXCAVU
As you say to yourself "Come on guys. Let's move forward." If it hadn't been in the book, they would have dinged you, so good job.
NSGDC
Scott Keller 1
Even cooler when you realize they came over from Dulles VFR and under a broken layer at 1200 feet, overcast 2000. I'm still amazed by that.
Kawaiipoint2
Kawaiipoint2 1
ya i was wondering what the hell kind of approach that was! hahah
Dwkryder
Donald Kryder 1
I have watched the 787 numerous times at Colorado Springs (KCOS) as they were doing high altitude (6187 ft) testing. It flies low and slow, lands great and does missed just beautiful. I was fortunate enough to be at the hold short line on 17l once and was amazed at the smooth landing. These boeing test pilots do a great job.
ekrichard
Why would would the Pilot's do a greaser? On short runways such as DCA, you would want a firm touchdown, not a greaser.
CaptainArt
Firm touchdowns are for Navy pilots landing on a carrier and bad pilots. All four of us are long time pilots and non of us believe in 'firm' touchdown no matter how short the run way. If you thing that you will have a problem, go somewhere else. I seen firm touchdowns ruin the gear and owners refusing to let those pilots rent their planes. This pilot did what I and many others would have done.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Both you guys are holding commercial tickets and I kinda think that a landing preference is up to each individual. I personally have to agree with Edward. On a short runway, especially where I haven't been before, I want a good solid landing. I'm not talking a controlled crash, as on a carrier, but I'm not talking about going halfway into the runway either. Authur, I think an individual's definition of firm and greaser here is the key.
usmc6511
Another point of view the aircraft is so light on the tour flights with minimal passengers and cargo the breaking distance should be greatly reduced. I think the smooth landings are mostly for PR noone wants to see the 787 slammed on the runway.
preacher1
preacher1 1
prolly so, and that goes into any landing. A greaser is a wonderful thing, but PIC may want to be sure. Every landing, pilot and Airport is different.
TheGDCaptain
TheGDCaptain 1
Oh, Eddie Wayne! Keep this up. We were just talking about you in the crew room- we need some more lies and fantasies that don't involve us to keep line dog flying fun!

Roll them transco trucks, boss! Keep these lies a-flowin! HAHA!

You personify the non-essential bus.

[This poster has been suspended.]

TheGDCaptain
TheGDCaptain 2
This check airman disagrees.
chalet
chalet 0
about exactly what, Airbus was the first one to come up with composite materials for manufacturing airplanes, if you are not aware, and by the way both make excelelent aircraft.

[This poster has been suspended.]

alistairm
alistairm 2
Autoland was developed by the British. C. Donald Bateman, a Canadian engineer, developed/invented EGPWS.
chalet
chalet 1
I wonder which is Sir Frank Whittle`s country of origin, yes the chap who invented the jet engine in the late 1930's.
chalet
chalet 0
All these pilots complaining that the 787 did not touch down firmly like landing on a carrier are just envious because then can't do greasers even with Super Cubs on 10,000 ft. long runways (LOL!!!)
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 0
And Air Force One lands @ KAVL
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 1
still a cool video though
Orsino24
A.J. Orsino -1
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Oh Yes! The 787 Comes to DCA!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmo5x3_eDEk
The big Jumbo Jet had its wheels touchdown at DCA on Monday after a short flight from IAD. The 787 will sit at DCA for most of the week.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-buzz/post/dreamliner-jumbo-jet-to-land-at-reagan-national-airport-as-part-of-world-tour/2012/05/07/gIQAVNJr7T_blog.html?hpid=z8
mattnyc
Matt Molnar -4
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Fat Guy On a Little Runway: Boeing 787 Dreamliner Lands at Reagan National

Boeing’s 787 Dream Tour made its way to an improbable destination on Monday — Washington’s Reagan National Airport — a field that will almost certainly never see scheduled 787 service due to its size constraints.

http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/05/fat-guy-on-a-little-runway-boeing-787-dreamliner-lands-at-reagan-national/