Norwegian 787 LAX Dreamliner
A review by Marlon Carter
Publisher: JUST PLANES
Description: Norwegian 787 LAX Dreamliner
Reviewed by: Marlon Carter
+ Cockpit filming using 6 cameras for great views on takeoff & landing!
+ Pilot Presentations
+ Briefings & Checklists
+ External Walkaround
+ Departure & Arrival Airport Charts
+ Detailed Cockpit Presentation
+ Boeing 787 Systems
+ Special look at what’s new in the 787 Cockpit
+ Flight Planning & Fuel
+ Presentation of ADS (Automatic Dependent Surveillance)
+ Presentation of HUD (Head Up Display)
+ Great scenery enroute and on approach & landing
ARN Stockholm Arlanda, SWEDEN
LAX Los Angeles, USA
LAX Los Angeles, USA
OSL Oslo, NORWAY
This program is perhaps one of the best presentations on the 787 done by Just Planes. After meeting the flight and cabin crew, the Captain briefs his team onboard the aircraft as they prepare for a 10-hour flight from Stockholm to Los Angeles. For this flight we have the Captain, First Officer and a relief Captain who takes us through the walkaround segment of this program. The walkaround was very detailed and it nicely showcased some interesting details about the 787. For example, when examining the landing gear, you will notice the absence of hydraulic lines. This is due to the fact that the brakes on the 787 are powered electrically.
Moving back to the cockpit, the First Officer engages the viewers with an interesting presentation on the FMC. This presentation will be of particular interest to fans of the 787 who are curious of the innovations that have been introduced into this aircraft. Other interesting presentations included the EFB and the performance calculation capabilities it contains. While enroute to LAX there were many highlights that are guaranteed to pique the interest of viewers which included an in-depth look at the EFB, Time Zones, Decompression routes and charts. The Captain also discusses some of the major differences between the 787 and other aircraft which includes reduced noise levels in the cockpit, better humidity, lighting and cabin altitude control. All of these features truly set the 787 apart from older long haul aircraft and it results in lower levels of fatigue as a result of long flights.
For our return flight to Stockholm, some of the highlights included an in-depth presentation on the FMC, details on the other aspects of the cockpit and a more personal look at the career of the Captain. The 787 is a remarkable aircraft and Norwegian is proving to be an equally remarkable airline with a dedicated staff, top notch training and flight crews that truly enjoy sharing their knowledge of aviation. Ultimately, I think this program is well worth having and I hope that we will see more of Norwegian in the future.