Oh Wow …

As this is the plane I’ll fly on when I finally head for Japan, I’m very pleased:

This is the carbon-fiber Boeing 787 Dreamliner at 150% service load during the ultimate wing load test required for FAA certification. During the test, the wingtips underwent 25 feet of vertical deflection without failing. Engineering is awesome. [Boeing via Wired]

Boeing 787 Dreamliner : Ultimate Wing Load Test [Jalopnik]

Use this site before you fly, Blog. It saved me a world of hurt on the flight over here.

@ナビスコ: Thanks – we’ll probably go business class b/c the GF has more points than god.

@Benedick: oh pls … it’s ANA – how could they not?

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ:
hilarious! see, poke smot, and you too can be caught smuggling at 94!
told you (along with a millionty doctors)…it’s medicinal!

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