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Dreamlifter Turnaround

The 787s fleeing the hurricane weren’t the only aircraft arriving at Paine Field while we were there.  The regular schedule of 787 component deliveries was underway with the Dreamlifters.  One of the jets landed just after we got there.  We … Continue reading

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Dreamlifter at the Other End

When planes are arriving at Paine Field from the north, I am usually up near Future of Flight.  However, I was down at the south end when a Dreamlifter came in.  They used the full length of the runway and … Continue reading

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One of My Better Encounters with the Dreamlifter

I have had some mixed luck with the Dreamlifter.  Light failing at the wrong moment or the sun setting just before departure are two examples.  On this occasion, though, things worked out pretty well for me.  I was visiting Future … Continue reading

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The Sun is Setting! Too Late…

The Thai delivery flight I wrote about in this post went out in lovely light.  It was due to be followed by a Dreamlifter flight to Nagoya.  That is a long leg so means a heavy jet which should use … Continue reading

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Dreamlifter Shape Explored

Since the Dreamlifters are a regular feature around this part of the world, catching a movement is not a big deal.  That gives you a chance to think about shooting the planes in a different way.  I have been interested … Continue reading

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Departing Dreamlifter Finds the One Cloud

A convenient departure of a Dreamlifter from Everett meant I could get up there to see it go.  The day was very nice so I was optimistic of getting a reasonable shot of it.  I saw it taxi out at … Continue reading

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Unloading the Wings

The wings for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner are not built in the US.  They come from Japan and they make the journey in the 747-400LCF Dreamlifter.  The process for unloading them is very well practiced.  The aircraft lands and is … Continue reading

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If You Snooze You Lose – Missing the Dreamlifter

The move to Seattle meant lots of new things to shoot and that includes the Boeing 747-400LCF Dreamlifters.  These transport the components for the Boeing 787s between the production locations and the final assembly lines.  We were sitting indoors one … Continue reading

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