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首架以西雅图为背景的737MAX-9– Photo: 波音

波音’s 737 MAX 9 took to the skies for the first time on 四月il 13 from 波音’s plant in Renton, Washington. I had the privilege of being able to watch it take off with fellow aviation geeks on a hill overlooking the airfield. After takeoff, my photographer and I headed to the 波音 Delivery Center at 波音 Field in Seattle, where the plane would land that afternoon.

The 波音 737 MAX 9 flies for the first time -照片:乔纳森·特伦特·卡尔森|航空公司记者

The 波音 737 MAX 9 flies for the first time –照片:乔纳森·特伦特·卡尔森|航空公司记者

As we waited for Captain Christine Walsh and First Officer Ed Wilson to complete their tasks in the air, 波音 treated us to boxed lunches. As we ate, 波音 Vice President/Chief Engineer and Deputy Program Manager for the 737 MAX program, Michael Teal, talked to us about the airplane and the 737 MAX family.

首架A350–照片:Jason Rabinowiz

我会这样说 杰森·拉比诺维兹(Jason Rabinowitz) 我是 很好的朋友。他还不时为AirlineReporter撰写文章。他经常伸出手,问是否可以分享一个故事。我从未拒绝过他。其他时间我花了很多时间试图说服他分享他的故事。他经常同意。当他去法国的图卢兹观看空中客车A350-1000的首飞时,都不是这样。

我不能’走了,所以我想经历他的故事。他玩得很开心 通过他的社交媒体分享了拍了一些很棒的照片,但我无法说服他写下这个故事。精细。你猜怎么了?我要为他写一个故事。金田

The 波音 727's first flight - Photo: 波音

Air-to-air photo of the 波音 727’s first flight – Photo: 波音

今天是纪念成立53周年 波音 727’s first flight. What a day. At the time, the 727 was a risk and important to the success of 波音. Luckily for everyone, not only was the first flight a huge success, but the aircraft would go on to help redefine domestic air travel.

它的三个标志性引擎还帮助在世界范围内培养了航空迷;今天,它仍然是AvGeeks的最爱。

奖金: 左座位上的AvGeek– flying the 波音 727

727 Renton Flightline in 1966 - Photo: 波音

727伦顿(1966)– Photo: 波音

为了庆祝首飞’s anniversary, we reached out to 波音 to see if we could get some photos, and they delivered! We were told that some “haven’没有看到50年的曙光。” Rock on!

奖金: 视频– A tribute to the 波音 727

首架737 MAX从伦顿起飞-摄影:储楚怡

首架737 MAX从伦顿起飞–图片:庄楚怡

昨天, 波音 737 MAX 成功完成首飞— and landing. It took off at 9:46 am (PST) to the cheers of several thousand 波音 employees and media. Wait… wasn’早于计划— it sure was!

我经常取笑“Boeing time,”表示他们经常迟到试飞。我可能无法再使用该术语。我们会看到。无论哪种方式,我都对它们早起感到印象深刻,但他们也有一定的动力— the weather.

The first 波音 737 MAX after landing at 波音 Field

The first 波音 737 MAX after landing at 波音 Field

The weather reports for the day did not look great. In the morning, it was overcast and raining. 波音 wanted to complete its almost three-hour test flight, and land at 波音 Field (BFI) before things got worse. It all worked out. It doesn’并不意味着我保持干燥,但这是值得的!