SCOOT’s First 787 – First Take Off & Landing

SCOOT’s First 787 – First Take Off & Landing

Yes, this is a bit off topic from my regular posts but based on the requests that I have received for more photos from SCOOT fans, I thought to put together a post dedicated to their first 787’s inaugural flight.   Yesterday, I had published a post that included a photo of their new 787, dubbed “Dream Start”, sitting on the ramp in Paine Field which prompted quite a bit of activity on Twitter and in my email.

After yesterday’s completion of a high speed taxi and braking test, the bird was cleared for her inaugural flight.   ‘Dream Start’ departed Paine Field to the south, flew along Washington’s coast line past Seattle at which point it turned to the east and arrived in Moses Lake.  After departing Moses Lake she headed back to Paine Field where she will take a ‘customer flight’ with officials from Scoot in the coming days and then she she should be delivered to Scoot on or about February 1.

Since I had spent the majority of the day at Paine, I was able to see her depart and arrive.  Unfortunately most of this happened early in the morning which resulted in some of the photos being back-lit.   Unfortuntately I can’t control the Sun’s position so I’ve learned to accept that some photos will not be as good as others!

Hopefully for you SCOOT fans, this will tide you over until you see the bird arrive in Singapore!

The night before the big day.....

The night before the big day…..

 

Early morning start to her inaugural flight

Early morning start to her inaugural flight

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Positioning on Runway 16

Takeoff Roll

Takeoff Roll

Nose Gear up & dramatic 787 wing flex

Nose Gear up & dramatic 787 wing flex

Off on her first flight

Off on her first flight

Returning from successful test flight

Returning from successful test flight

Over the numbers......

Over the numbers……

Touchdown complete with smoke.....

Touchdown complete with smoke…..

Taxi back to ramp and now ready for delivery!

Taxi back to ramp and now ready for delivery!

 


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