Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777-200LR (ER-ANP) at Paine Field.

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777-200LR (ET-ANP) at Paine Field. Click for more photos.

Ah, the life of waiting for a first flight in Seattle: cold, rain, wind, but no Boeing 787 Dreamliner. ZA102, the ninth Dreamliner, was set to take off for the first time today, but it has been pushed until at least tomorrow, Tuesday. The engines started up for a while, but then shut down and the left cowl was opened up. This didn’t mean Paine Field was short of any action this morning. There were two Boeing 777’s that took off, one Boeing 747-8 (BOE503) and a few Ryanair Boeing 737’s that did touch and goes.

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5 Comments

You must have a case of SJS; Shiny Jet Syndrome, to stand in the cold, wet, and rainy WX at Paine field. Yes, you might catch pneumonia, but that sure was a Shiny Jet!

this is my first time here and just wanted to stop by to say hi all

@SJS, So you can catch SJS on a rainy day as well? We Appreciate your input! shinyjetsyndrome.com

Rudolph Weinberg

WHEN & TO WHOMM ARE THE FIRST 787 BE DELIVERED?

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