Earlier this morning, I was presented with possibly the easiest decision I have ever had: Go to school or go to Denver International Airport. I went with the latter, obviously, and chose to see United’s newest aircraft over a mindless day of bio and AP gov.
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In the early morning of the 18th, N2135U arrived at DIA, and moved into the gate where it sat for two days, until about 10 this morning when it was set to depart to Washington DC. These are my shots of her:
We were greeting by this 787-8, N26906, arriving overhead from Houston.
We ended up racing her to the gates, since her assignment was right next to the 77W. We won.
There she is, in all her glory. N2135U, the newest aircraft in United’s arsenal.
The raked wing tip. The is one huge jet up close.
The loser of the race, and the 77W’s cousin, the 788 pulls into the gate beside her.
Beginning the push…
Cool to see 777-300 underneath now.
Her undercarriage and N1.
I wave to the pilots, they waved back. Pretty cool.
She is shiny, with this being one of her first flights. The UA livery looks really good on this one.
Another 772 pulled up behind her at this time, but I didn’t get a good shot of them both.
Taxing out to 08.
We drove down to the end of 35R to try to get a shot of her rotating, but sadly, she changed runways last second. We could not get up to 08 in time, so we saw rotation from afar. Hopefully she will be back soon, and maybe even get a route out of her. A beautiful plane to watch fly, very large, yet very majestic. Apparently they were letting staff on the plane earlier, but we didn’t know that, and I was likely to not be able to get on, being a guest. Don’t quote me, but this may be the first 77W that DIA has ever seen. Can’t see why another would come here.
I really hope you enjoyed the shots, really cool to see this bird, I hope she is back soon so maybe I could do it again. Thanks for your time.
All photos shot with iPhone 6s. Please don’t use. Thanks.