Capt. Ishii and Capt. Carriker relax in the flight deck between missions. From Boeing.

Capt. Ishii and Capt. Carriker relax in the flight deck between missions. From Boeing.

To be one of the lucky few that get to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Until recently, only Boeing folks got the opportunity to fly the airplane. Two All Nippon Airways, who will be the Dreamliner’s first customer, pilots got to take the Dreamliner for a spin.

The flight lasted about two and a half hours, but won’t count towards the Dreamliner’s certification.

This also we are one step closer for the first Boeing 787 to be delivered and the general public gets to start flying in them!

Check out more photos at Randy’s Blog.

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Randy’s blog is awesome.

What do you mean by the plane’s certification?

The Boeing 787 needs to be certified by the FAA to carry passengers. It needs to show it can successfully complete a certain number of tests and fly a certain number of hours. The flight with the ANA pilots does not count towards the total number of hours needed.


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