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Video Gives Rare Glimpse of 787 Cockpit During Takeoff

Video Gives Rare Glimpse of 787 Cockpit During Takeoff

Please fasten your safety belt, and make sure your tray table is in its upright and locked position.

This rare video uploaded by U.S. Youtube user wmassbruce doesn’t just show off the inside of the aircraft. It gives viewers a glimpse of what exactly is seen and experienced by pilots at the helm of one of Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliners during takeoff.

As wmassbruce notes, the pilots in the video take notice of the fact that the modern 787 Dreamliner sounds considerably louder during takeoff than the older aircraft they’re used to. Kind of reminds me of a certain car sitting in my garage this Winter. Unlike the car however, the Dreamliner can make it up the street and more.

Video: Rare view from inside the cockpit of a real 787 Dreamliner during takeoff

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787 Electrical Fires, Fuel Leaks Lead to More Groundings

787 Electrical Fires, Fuel Leaks Lead to More Groundings

The outlook for Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner is looking bleaker by the day.

Most recently, all 787s in Japan were grounded after another incident involving one of the aircraft led to an emergency landing.

Smoke was detected on-board by the aircraft’s computer systems, and a burning smell in the cockpit was reported by the 787 crew, leading to an emergency landing. The incident led to the grounding of all 787s operated by Japan’s two largest airlines.

It has been speculated that the incident may have been related to the high-capacity lithium-ion batteries that are used in the new aircraft. These can store much higher amounts of energy, can be recharged much more quickly, and are even much more lightweight than other types of batteries.

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Beautiful Video of Air Ambulance Taking Off at Twilight

Beautiful Video of Air Ambulance Taking Off at Twilight

After scouring all the air ambulance videos that YouTube had to offer, I stumbled upon this little-viewed video uploaded by Thomas MacDonald. The video documents an air ambulance that has landed at a local park not to pick up the patient, but apparently to fly in an anesthetist for the ground EMS crew.

The air ambulance then lifts off the grass and ascends into the sky, ready for its next mission.

It’s always great to see air and ground working together to help provide emergency care to a patient. In the world of emergency medicine, that’s a valuable synergy.

The video is about 3 and a half minutes long, but if you want to skip right to the actual liftoff, you can jump right to about 3:00.

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