Rolling on Paine field's runway 34L, the airliner initiated
a climb and then turned west toward Port Angeles,
which is located on the Straits of Juan de Fuca in extreme Northwestern
Pilots Mike Carriker and Randy Neville left the landing gear
extended initially during their climb which is standard procedure for a First
Flight in case the test needs to be aborted and the airplane landed quickly.
Such was not the case with the Dreamliner, call sign Boeing
001, as the pilots executed a flawless takeoff and continued the climb to an
initial altitude of 9,000 ft.
Near Port Angeles,
the objectives of the First Flight's syllabus will be ticked off one by one
during a flight that could last up to 5 hours depending on the weather and how
rapidly the tasks can be completed.
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coverage of the First Flight of the Boeing
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