Boeing 787 First Flight

In this very special episode, we learn the source for the noises Rob makes on the podcast, Grant McHerron and Steve Visscher from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast come on for their Australia Desk Report and we don’t tell Rob it’s them live, and David Vanderhoof treats us to a little holiday cheer Airplane Geeks style. Dan rounds out a full cast and adds his own special charm.

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3 Responses to “Episode 78 – Rob’s Jelly Beans”

  1. [John sent in the link to the Flight Aware track of the Boeing 787 first flight…]

    December 22nd, 2009 | 6:05 am
  2. [Prolific listener Jaime sent this…]

    I think you are going to enjoy this NASA link:

    You will need a FLASH player installed. If you don’t have a FLASH player installed the site will prompt you to install one and provide a link. Once the page loads, click on the aircraft picture for details and pictures.

    [This features photos, videos, and descriptions of historically interesting aircraft.]

    December 22nd, 2009 | 5:06 pm
  3. Jeff

    Hi everybody. The discussion of the Emirates A340-500 repair reminded me of this article. I am no aerospace engineer, but it sounds to me like significant damage to the pressure bulkhead requires complete replacement, which in turn requires taking the entire tail section off. I can’t imagine it is a very cheap repair.

    December 23rd, 2009 | 4:02 pm