[Closed] IFAO Boeing 747-8 Delivery Flight @ KBFI - 152000ZNOV15

Hello everyone!

In celebration of the delivery of our brand new Boeing 747-8, we will be doing a two part flight! First, we will start by doing a demonstration flight for the executives of the airline, flying from the customer delivery center at KBFI to KPDX. At KPDX, our passengers will board the 747-8 for its first commercial flight from KPDX-KSEA! In order to give our executives a beautiful and scenic flight, we will be cruising at a low 8,000 ft by 21W. to take in the mountainous terrain. However on its first commercial flight, we will show the passengers how well it performs! We will make quick climb to 15,000 ft and rapid descent at 300 kts. to give them a great first impression of our new aircraft.

If you’re a very experienced pilot, feel free to do a fly-by of the best small airport in the Sea-Tac region, 21W! Take some screenshots from the tower and submit them to us at our website, http://www.ifairlineorganization.com!

NOTAM:

ATC services will be provided for KBFI (Ground, Tower), KPDX (Ground, Tower), and KSEA (Ground, Tower)
Please arrive in any IFAO aircraft you wish! If you have the new 747-8 though, we would greatly appreciate if you showed up with that new beauty!
Airspace restrictions are in effect during the duration of this event. Arrivals and departures from all involved airports are forbidden. Interfering aircraft will be reported. Non-event aircraft will be asked to remain clear of airspace and airports utilized for this event.

Date: Sunday, November 15th, 2015
Time: 20:00Z
Server: Playground Server

Flight Plan for KBFI-KPDX:

Cruise Altitude: Low 8,000 ft.
Speed: 220-245 Knots
Route: KBFI-HUMPP-RADDY-21W–LEARN-ROVRE-NACIY-KPDX

Flight Plan for KPDX-KSEA:

Cruise Altitude: 15,000 ft.
Speed: 300 Knots
Route: KPDX-SCAPO-ATASY-OLM-SONDR-KSEA

For your reference:

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I was there!! Did the whole route. No ATC, but it was still great and the 747-8 handled wonderfully. New Boeing delivered …

8 part playlist …

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The event is on this Sunday 20:00Z.

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Sorry, I paved the way for ya 😎

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Thank you for sharing, Andrew!!

Even though I don’t have the update yet (still waiting…) I decided to try out B747-8 Boeing yesterday. Yep, my first time ;-)) It was quite “heavy” to handle, I would say, during take off and landing phrases. Need lots of practices, I guess.

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Yeh with heavy you got think 20sec in advance while you are in approach. It’s slow to react.

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Not, sure if the playlist is in the URL … If you want you can goto my YouTube page, Andrew Sauls, and check out them and other Sim videos I’ve made over the years.

Thanks for letting me participate, peace

Like the notice suggested, I took off light from Boeing Field, then after landing at the other end of the Bay, loaded up for Heavy and then took off for Seattle, back down on the other side of the Bay, then landed in Seattle 😎

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During the low 8000Angels cruise, I lowered the flaps to I think 10 just to bring the nose down and show level flight.

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BTW, I always have this question in mind, especially when I fly C172 or SR22… Does IF calculate the usage of fuel during a flight so that you actually land lighter than take off?

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The 747-4 is also a powerful bird, I’ve put in a lot of time going out of KBFI, under extreme weather, max landing weight, pretty much harnessing the magic of using the presets for direction, forward speed, vertical speed and after awhile being able to learn the max potential under duress. The results are too fantastic to post because last time I approached the subject I was kinda laughed at, which is okay, I dig aviation … and Aviators …

Carry on, I usually do 😎

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No. That was one of my first questions on the forum. Before I even installed the app!!

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I did have a few experiences with B747-400 a few weeks back. Even though B747-8 shares the same appearance with its -400 sibling, the difference in size really caught my attentions ;-))

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We’ll have to meet up at Boeing Field sometime! I usually go by Boeing 001

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I was big fan E-175. Never fly heavy, now I have to learn the tricks.

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Sure!! Mine is FDS727~~

Will need to uncheck the “hide airplane names” option (to avoid “low memory” warnings) though ;))

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I am FDS420 😎

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Same here. Even though I did have a few experiences with some heavies, B737-800 is the largest birds I normally handle. Guess it’s time to learn some new tricks ;-))

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