Inside the 787 simulator
Thursday, I took a virtual flight in Boeing's 787 Dreamliner simulator. In the midst of madly shooting photos--which, I must add, was difficult to do while sitting in a jump seat and juggling a notebook--I managed to capture some quick video of the takeoff with CNET's iPhone 4.
Sitting on the right in the first officer's seat is Gregg Pointon, a Boeing pilot trainer. He talked us through the takeoff roll down runway 16 Left at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the rotation--or liftoff point--as we took to the skies above the Seattle area and the Puget Sound. The flight lasted more than 15 minutes total, but it afforded an in-depth view of the very sophisticated machines that will train future 787 pilots.
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