The most impressive flight demonstration of Dubai Airshow is unquestionably that of the Boeing 777-9. Test aircraft WH001 has done daily displays since Saturday.

At the end of her demo, she almost rolls over in a way never to be experienced during normal flight. She banks steeply to the left before recovering on extra power to level off again. That moment is also the only time when you hear the General Electric GE9X engines really work, but they are impressively quiet.

 

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Richard Schuurman
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Active as journalist since 1987, starting with regional newspaper Zwolse Courant. Grand Prix reporter in 1997 at Dutch monthly Formule 1, general reporter Lelystad/Flevoland at De Stentor/Dagblad Flevoland, from 2002 until June 2021 radio/tv reporter/presentor with Omroep Flevoland.
Since mid-2016 freelance aviation journalist, since June 2021 fully dedicated to aviation. Reporter/editor AirInsight since December 2018. Contributor to Airliner World, Piloot & Vliegtuig. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.

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