777X Arrives in SW Florida


(Photo Credit: Brian McWilliams)

(Photo Credit: Brian McWilliams)

For an avgeek, today was indeed a lucky day. Earlier, I was notified through a plane spotters group on social media that Boeing was sending its new 777X on a test flight to Southwest Florida International Airport (KRSW) in Ft. Myers, Florida. The aircraft, BOE002, left King County International Airport-Boeing Field (KBFI) a little after 1000 hours Pacific Time, and I immediately began tracking its progress on Flightradar24. The clear skies and setting evening sun provided a perfect backdrop for the big jet’s arrival on Runway 6. At 251 feet in length, its sheer size turned a lot of heads. Equally notable were how quiet the two General Electric GE9X engines were. Upon turning off of the active runway, the pilots folded the tips of the 235 foot wings while still under power. It’s unclear why Boeing chose this airport, but it’s worth noting the site also hosted a 787 Dreamliner for similar testing several months ago. I’m not sure how long the 777X will be here, but I feel very lucky to have been in the right place at the right time today.

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This is amazing! I love the 777X. I can’t wait to fly on it someday :)

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I am hoping American buys some of these beautiful planes would totally love to be a pilot on a American 777X one day

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I wish the same as well! I love the 77X and I wish AAL had it but there 777 are new so I don’t think they would get it just soon but who knows they may get it in the future!

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Same here that would be a dream come true🤌

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Your so lucky, nice photo btw! I would love to see one land at LAX one day…

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Some good memories at that location at RSW, loved spotting there, awesome catch, and great shots!

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I saw it at Rsw. Stopped to take a picture

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In the pics, it looks HUUUGGEEEE!

Does it look much bigger than an old 777 in person?

Nice pics!

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The Fuselage width size are the same but the length are different. they also change the interior (side walls) to add more space.

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This is good stuff, hooray for the 777X 🥳🥳

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@Blake_Stephens 👀

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That’s awesome! I got to see the 737 MAX 10 in COS, super cool being able to see new aircraft up close!

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