Monday, 10 November 2014


Over the past few days, we have been treated to the sight of a fantastic new aircraft, flying over our house on its way into East Midlands Airport.  Several times a day, Virgin Atlantic's brand new Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' has been landing and taking off, on pilot training exercises prior to going into full service with the airline.
Delivered to Virgin Atlantic on October 9th, this particular Dreamliner is a variant of the original 787 design and is known as a 787-9.  It has a stretched body, some 20ft longer than the original and is able to accommodate up to 280 passengers.  
Yesterday, we had a particularly good view as it came past our house at about 6000ft - and the skies were clear too, which made a nice change.
What a dream!
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