Sunday, 5 August 2018

Status Update

Fellow Aviation Enthusiasts,

As many may have noticed, this blog hasn’t been updated in a while. It is a good one stop source for all thing Boeing test flight related. For one reason or another our blog admins have come and gone, sources have come and gone as well. We would like to keep this blog going, but it will require the efforts of the entire aviation enthusiast community.

What we would like to have is this site change going forward with input from you, our audience and fellow avgeeks alike. Change to include no more comment approval, so that we and other avgeeks can get the latest details quickly. We will however reserve the right to moderate any offensive, and or inappropriate comments.

We have the data needed to bring the blog current and will do so over the next few days. Let us know how we can help improve this blog to make it more useful for you.


Blog Admins


  1. Hi - I wondered what had happened and thought you may have been on summer holidays or at Farnborough for the airshow. I enjoy the site the way it is as it gives me exactly what I need. Please keep up the good work and I hope the site continues as it's a terrific resource for all aviation enthusiasts. Unfortunately, there's not much I can contribute as I live on the other side of the world. All the best for the future. Bob, Perth Western Australia

  2. I'd just like to re-iterate what BobC said. Keep up the good work. BTW I live in England so again I feel unable to contribute . Thanks Eric

  3. I Can only agree with the comments above - This is a great site and all the work that is put into it is greatly appreciated. Especially as I had been in Seattle in June. Mark North East England.

  4. Another fan from the UK. I love the site as it is and would just like to thank those involved for their time and effort in compiling such an essential source for all things Boeing - it is truly appreciated.

  5. Hi,

    I also love the site from here in North West England however, I have long since wondered if distribution of the info is better achieved by use of a Google Group or similar?

    1. While I do appreciate where you are coming from, I think moving to a Google Group would be a backward step. Inevitably (as it happens on all Google Groups), everything becomes a major discussion point, people venture off topic and fail to observe any rules set out by admin. and ultimately the effectiveness of the site is diluted and it takes forever to find specific information. There is no such problems with this site - straight to the information we want without the frustration of endless searching through altered headers and off topic posts and requests etc. What might work is a Google discussion group to run alongside this site, where people can discuss in depth if they want but without affecting the key point of this blog. Information could be offered on this Google Group and then the key points summarised as it is now on this Blogspot.

  6. This blog is fine as it is without setting up extra groups. As mentioned, doing so would cause more problems than it would solve. The blog editor has said he has the data to keep the blog up to date now so all that needs to be done is post it here in the same way he's been doing it for the past 8 years without issue. If delays arise whilst waiting for serial number info or tail numbers then so be it. Sometimes these things happen and I would rather the editor waits until he has the full info to hand before posting rather than making guesses or filling the post with lines of question marks.

  7. Keep up the good work.
    This is a great site.
    A fan from Germany

  8. A big fan from Phuket, Thailand. Perhaps I am the furthest one from Washington state. Love the site and monitored it weekly. Hope I can contribute somehow. Thank you always.

  9. Hi, love the sight and would love to assist in some way. Would it be possible to create a sticky blog post that would stay at the top of the blog called "viewers updates"? Viewers could continually update using comments for the Admin team to transfer onto individual updates. Once the details have been updated the viewers comment could be deleted. Keep up the fantastic work. Love to help out if I can.

  10. Viewer updates would make the blog unreliable as it would end up filled with rubbish copied from other forums and groups. Jim Rustik's old blog operated like that and it was neither use nor ornament as much of it was 'he said, she said', 'I think it might be this frame..'.

    The current format has worked fine for 8 years. The editor has the data so it's just a matter of posting it here. The simplicity is what makes it so popular. Let's not spoil that please.

  11. I live in the Puget Sound area. Just let me know how I can help. Blog is very useful. What would be super helpful is advance notice of test flights and deliveries.

  12. Awesome site, please if possible leave as is. Thanks to the Blog Admins for all their hard work.