Thursday, July 22, 2010

History on the wing!


Here's a great video, courtesy of Flight Global, showing one of the Boeing 787 prototypes leaving the Farnborough Air Show in England today, escorted by two World War II-vintage Spitfire fighters. I highly recommend watching it in full-screen mode.







Great images - and the size of the 787 in comparison to the relatively tiny, sleek fighter aircraft is very apparent. It's enough to make any aviation enthusiast smile!

Peter

5 comments:

Old NFO said...

It flies... and it was designed and tested TOTALLY on a computer... sigh...

Crucis said...

I also noticed its rate-of-climb was quite good. I wonder how it'd compare climbing with the Spits.

Anonymous said...

Crucis - I reckon it would leave the Spitfires standing, at least light on fuel and free of baggage (regular and self-loading).

Jim

Noons said...

It is such an elegant aircraft!

Brandon said...

Awesome.