Yesterday I flew on American’s domestic inaugural flight of their new 787-9 aircraft (I posted some initial pictures from the flight yesterday) from DFW-LAX and back to DFW. American Airlines was kind enough to arrange ramp access for some of the media folks on the flight (VERY huge thanks to S, P, and B for helping me out!) so we could get up close and personal with the new jet.
Going onto an active ramp is a really cool experience and one I won’t forget. One of the crew chiefs, Gary, made sure we weren’t blocking normal flight operations (you think things are crazy in the terminal until you spend time on the ground!). He couldn’t have been nicer and was more than willing to accommodate us to make sure we got the pictures we needed.
Put simply, it was hard to put the camera down! So many cool viewpoints and compositions to choose from! I wanted to share some of my favorites with you, I hope you enjoy them!
I think my favorite is this one because you see two of the most distinctive elements of the 787-9: it’s curved wingtips and the unique engine cowling.
Again, a massive thanks to American Airlines for providing access to us media folks. In other news, I also requalified for Executive Platinum status on the flight over yesterday, so it was a great day for many reasons!