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This LearJet Flies In Formation With A 787 And Captures Beautiful Footage

What do you do when you want to show off your brand new Boeing 787? You make an epic air to air video with some captivating footage courtesy of  the experts at Wolfe Air Aviation!

This video takes a behind the scenes look at the making of Boeing 787 promotional footage for use by American Airlines (AA) in future advertisements and safety videos. Boasting technological innovations such as carbon fiber construction, a lower cabin altitude, larger windows, and video in every seat, among many other features, the 787 embodies AA’s commitment to building a modern and cutting edge fleet for its customers. Indeed, such aircraft are the cornerstone of “The New American”. Currently, 13 Boeing 787-8s ply the skies for American with a further seven on order (another one of which just rolled off the assembly line in Charleston, SC and recently commenced flight testing). AA’s commitment to the 787 goes further with 22 larger 787-9 aircraft on order, the first of which should arrive the last quarter of 2016.

Formation Flying Requires Close Coordination

While the beautiful 787 and American Airlines take center stage, this video also highlights the amazing work done behind the camera by the pilots and coordinators at Wolfe Air Aviation. Needless to say, flying two dissimilar aircraft very close together requires immense skill and prior proper planning. Since 1980, Wolfe Air Aviation has provided such skill and planning (and high tech equipment) for air to air shots and air to ground shots on everything from airline and military promos to blockbuster hits. Such hits include The AvengersIron ManAir Force OneExecutive Decision, and The Hunt for Red October among others. The Wolfe Air fleet includes one Learjet 25B, one Cessna Skymaster 337, and one Eurcopter AS350 ASTAR. With these different tools in their filming toolkit, Wolfe Air can capture anything you need from the skies, and the beautiful AA 787 footage showcased here is no exception. Enjoy the view Avgeeks!

 

 

 

 

Alexander Sakovich is a dedicated Avgeek who grew up spending every possible moment he could at DFW Airport in TX. From working as an airport volunteer to gate and ticket agent and now an Air Force pilot, he's seen all sides of the industry.

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