If the idea of listening to a lot of smart airline people compete in a Jeopardy-like format sounds AWESOME to you, you might be an airline nerd. Today at 5pm PST, the first episode of Jetpardy will be playing, you don’t want to miss it. These will be the contestants:
Boeing's static test airframe for the Boeing 787 leaving the Boeing hangars
It is always fun to see the large hangar doors at Boeing open. It is more fun to see it when aircraft comes out. Today, I got to see the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fatigue airframe leave the Boeing hangars. I snapped a few pictures from the Future of Flight and from a road close to the test plane. The Boeing 787 is a beatiful aircraft, but you could tell this jet-less airframe has been used and abused — she didn’t look so great. Flight Story Aviation Blog has some great pictures of her back in April 2008.
Big long Boeing truck hauling what down the freeway?
The other day while going down I-405, which is just east of Seattle, I saw this very long Boeing truck being escorted by a Boeing van.
It is so long there is someone steering the rear wheels in the back. I have tried to do some research, asked a few people in aviation, put it out on Twitter, and talked to people at Boeing, but no one can tell me what it is hauling and what Boeing calls the truck.
So, time to use the power of my very smart blog readers (that is you!). What is the story behind this truck and what is it hauling?