Re: 777 sighting

From:         "Michael F. Lechnar" <>
Date:         27 Aug 1998 14:30:59 GMT
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k_ish wrote:
> Michael F. Lechnar wrote:
> > First 777-300 with PW4098 Engines.  In town for cruise performance
> > testing.  March has a nice, long runway that enables us to do a max
> > weight takeoff and puts us in our favorite test area at top of climb.
> Thanks for the info; maybe I will drive out there myself to see it.  Any
> idea how long it will be there?
> BTW, where is the "favorite test area"?


Already back in Seattle, I think.  For cruise testing we like to use an
area of restricted airspace off of the CA coast called "W-291" on the
navigation charts.  It gives us room to fly without worrying too much
about other traffic.  

Mike Lechnar
Aircraft Performance Engineer
"If I was speaking for Boeing, I wouldn't be doing it here."