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    KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Great shots ya got there! Nice panning with the GA!
    Were you using an IS/VR/OS lens?
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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Quote Originally Posted by jerslice
    i'm not a big fan of commercial airplanes, but this is one sexy a$$ bird (paint scheme aside). very nice shots! i can't wait to see those at JFK on a regular basis.

    on a side note, i really like the way you frames the comet cockpit shot. subtle, yet classy.
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Nice freaking shots!!!! The first AF 777 landing shot is amazing, I noticed the RAT is deployed and spinning. Very jealous here!!

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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Quote Originally Posted by Gus
    I noticed the RAT is deployed and spinning.
    What is the RAT for?
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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Were you using an IS/VR/OS lens?
    For the most part, yes. The 100-400L IS was my general weapon of choice yesterday. For the cockpit shots, both were with the 10-22 - one HH and the other on a tripod.

    What is the RAT for?
    The RAT, if I remember right, is a small turbine meant to give emergency power to the plane if the engines stop turning. If you look at all of my approach shots for every PAE arrival, it's down on all of them. I guess they must test it.

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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Quote Originally Posted by Gus
    ...I noticed the RAT is deployed and spinning.
    they're practicing the new engine-out approach procedures. you cut the engines at cruise altitude and make a steep enough decent to make your runway. the rat is the to power the radios.
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Great shots. It's interesting to note that they are still building 767-300 these days.

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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Really nice shots. I love Comet and the AF Cargo.
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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Yeah, they have something like 70 767's left to fill...
    Also interesting, I took the Boeing tour yesterday and discovered that the last 744 is currently being produced. It is having the wings attached at the moment...after which it will be all 748's. Kinda sad.

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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Quote Originally Posted by jerslice
    Yeah, they have something like 70 767's left to fill...
    Also interesting, I took the Boeing tour yesterday and discovered that the last 744 is currently being produced. It is having the wings attached at the moment...after which it will be all 748's. Kinda sad.
    Wonderful pictures from KBFI. Which airline is receiving the last 747-400?
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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Amazing shots Jeremy! I love the AF Cargo landing. Do the AF Cargo titles look different then regular AF titles? Also, will they have to repaint it in the new livery?

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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    I'm not sure who the last few 744's are going to actually.
    I know the next two that I know for certain about are both to Cathay, and one is to another (maybe Cargo B?) but I don't know which. There are three more after that...
    The next few 767's are all JAL.
    I saw a DAL 777 on the ramp along with three more in the plant - a few Emirates outside, the AF's, a China Southern (or is it Eastern? - I can never remember)...another V Australia and a few Qatars. A BA 777 was in the plant as well - next to come out. The 787's are progressing alright.

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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Quote Originally Posted by cancidas
    they're practicing the new engine-out approach procedures. you cut the engines at cruise altitude and make a steep enough decent to make your runway. the rat is the to power the radios.
    This is not true the RAT stands for Ram Air Turbine. On the 777 the RAT is used to provide hydraulic and electrical power in a case where aircraft electrical power is lost. On the 777 its fly-by-wire so you want electrical power available at all cost. Without the RAT aircraft could not get an ETOPS certification. There is a lot more details on the RAT but i would be here all night writing.

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    Re: KPAE & KBFI Test Flights & GA 2/14/09

    Quote Originally Posted by AirtrafficController
    Which airline is receiving the last 747-400?
    I believe the final 747-400 will be for Loadair Cargo of Kuwait, a 400F(ER) variant.

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