LUFTHANSA’s D-ABYT ‘Retro Jet’:  More Photos!

LUFTHANSA’s D-ABYT ‘Retro Jet’: More Photos!

After having a few hours during my flights home yesterday I finally had a chance to screen through all of my 532 photos of D-ABYT.   During this process I found a few more photos that I think you’ll enjoy.

If you haven’t seen my previous posts showing D-ABYT’s first taxi test and test flight, you can get caught up here:

Part 1:  Taxi Test and Inaugural Flight

Part 2:  D-ABYT Returns From Inaugural Flight

 

Entering the runway for taxi test.

Entering the runway for taxi test.

 

Applying brakes during taxi test

Applying brakes during taxi test

Full stop - the brakes work!

Full stop – the brakes work!

Into the clouds....

Into the clouds….

Shortly after takeoff

Gear retract

Away for a B1 test flight....

Away for a B1 test flight….


LUFTHANSA’s D-ABYT ‘Retro Jet’ 747-8i Returns From Inaugural Flight

LUFTHANSA’s D-ABYT ‘Retro Jet’ 747-8i Returns From Inaugural Flight

As promised, here are a few photos that capture the moments soon after ‘YT’ returned from a successful inaugural flight at Paine Field today.    With the way the winds were blowing she landed from the South while I was positioned at the north end of the runway about 9,200 feet from her touchdown, so apologies in advance for not having the best landing photos.

However, I think these photos show off her fantastic livery.  Everyone that I spoke to today about her thought she was a beauty.   As it stands now, we’ll see her head to Frankfurt on or about March 13.  In the mean time she’ll take a few more test flights here before being certified for delivery.

If you missed my earlier post showing her departure, you can get caught up here and here.

 

First ever landing for YT

First ever landing for YT – 9200 feet away!

Landing roll out......

Landing roll out……

Beautiful in the afternoon light

Beautiful in the afternoon light

Leaving the runway

Leaving the runway

Taxiing back for a braking test

Taxiing back for a braking test