Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday New 787 Poster

I am linking today’s post with A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.


I can’t think of a better post topic for Outdoor Wednesday than the Boeing 787 1000th flight.  These are test flights, just so you understand.

787 poster 001

787 poster 005  In my collection, until I get it framed.

I’ve posted before what a Boeing fan I am so I was very excited when my husband brought me this poster.  I suspect he was going to hang it in his office but he was happy to give it to me when I asked.  It has a good home.

Onto the outdoor portion of this post…

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A couple of test flights after the 1000th flight, I was working on a very cold yet gorgeous day.  I was just in time to see that day’s test flight landing.  I always seem to be around for the take-offs but not for the landings.

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There is a blog that tracks the test flight schedule but it isn’t always on time since they have to make adjustments as they are flying.  I waited around, in the freezing cold, until I caught these photos.

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This plane is crazy quiet!  Neighborhoods around airports across the nation will be very happy as this plane is put into service.

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I never get tired of seeing this plane roll down the runway.  With Mt Rainier in the background and the setting sun highlighting the airport, this was a beautiful day to be outside.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Beth,

What beautiful photos, and your blog is wonderful.

Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello, my fellow NW blogger. I really appreciate your comment, because I think you have caught the vision of my main purpose ... showing off Oregon in particular and the US in general.

God bless and I am your newest follower.


Martha Z said...

I enjoy watching all aircraft and like to travel in them, though as an environmentalist I feel guilty about the carbon footprint. If I remember correctly, this aircraft will be more fuel efficient, that will be good.

Donnie said...

That is a beautiful plane. We often go to the airport outskirts and watch the planes land and take off. Don's father used to have a small plane and as kids they watched the goings on at the small airports too.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

it sure is a beautiful plane and quite a site to see. The post surely captures your enthusiasm for them. I'll have to show my boys these pictures, they love planes too.

Jenny said...

You should have grown up in our house. My Dad was in the AF and he was forever dragging us to airports to look at planes!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love to travel so I'm always excited when new comfortable state of the art planes come into use!