747

First flight of Boeing’s 747-8 Intercontinental

Boeing began initial test flights of the 747-8 Intercontinental, Boeing’s largest passenger plane, at Paine Field on Sunday, March 20, 2011. The freighter version of the 747-8 had its first flight in February 2010.

Inside the 787 flight simulator

On a media tour of the new flight simulator for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, I was amazed at how realistic the simulation was. As the plane “took off” and I could see the horizon shifting outside the windows, I felt my stomach drop. Looking behind me through, I could see the rest of the room…

Boeing unmanned vehicles on ground display at Farnborough

Seattle Times aviation reporter Dominic Gates has been reporting from the Farnborough International Airshow. He sent me Flip video clips of a tour of unmanned vehicles Boeing is developing and I was able to edit them into the following pieces. For more coverage from the air show, check out Dominic’s blog. Boeing unmanned aircraft: ScanEagle…

Boeing 747-8 tour

Not yet available for commercial purchase, I was able to take a tour of the first test Boeing 747-8′s with Seattle Times aviation reporter Dominc Gates and photographer Mike Siegel. Based on the same 747 designs developed in the 1960′s, this cargo freighter will be larger and more fuel-efficient than previous models. Boeing vice president…

Boeing 787 Dreamliner First Flight

The 787 Dreamliner flew for the first time today and I was able to be there and witness it. I did live video leading up to the takeoff, published clips throughout the day on my iPhone using Qik and turned raw video clips from my Sony video camera quickly. I then used video I shot,…

Seattle news breaks in South Carolina

Today I had to answer the question, how do you report on Seattle news that breaks in South Carolina? Boeing was supposed to announce their decision about whether a new assembly plant would be built in Washington or in South Carolina. We were ready to run out and cover the announcement. Then, a wrench was…