Published by Seattle Times
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner No. 2 took off from Paine Field in Everett at approximately 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, a week after the first flight of Dreamliner No. 1.
Only two test pilots are aboard, with Randy Neville at the controls and Mike Carriker who commanded last week’s first flight this time riding in the right seat as co-pilot.
Initially the jet headed east and then turned south over the Olympic Peninsula. Following its flight test, it will land at Boeing Field in Seattle.
Though the plane is painted in the colors of the first 787 customer, All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan, this jet will not be delivered to ANA. The first three of the six flight test airplanes are considered too heavy and have been modified and remodified too much to be sold to an airline. They will be used only for test flights.