2019 An Image A Day: Travels, Landscapes, Birds, Wildlife & People - birdshooter

Flight Deck View

Returning to Houston from Paris four years ago my wife and I boarded a United Airlines 787 Dreamliner. I normally don't like airliners, airports, long flights, etc, but I found this airplane relaxing. It's made of composite material and there are a lot of other things built into the aircraft that make it a pleasant experience. My wife is a retired PanAm flight attendant and she always makes friends with the flight attendants on our flights. She did on this flight also and the purser (Head Flight Attendant) asked if we would like to see the cockpit. After we arrived in IAH we hung back and were the last ones off. I grabbed my D750 and snapped this photo of the captain and copilot in the flight deck. They were doing a check list so I didn't ask them to smile!
Features of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner:
A smooth journey
The 787 Dreamliner has smart sensors that detect turbulence and are designed to reduce motion sickness eightfold, according to Boeing.

A spectacular view of the world
The biggest window size of any aircraft, positioned so that everyone can enjoy the views
Dreamliner interior includes high vaulted ceiling, wide body, and adjustable LED lighting
No more shades - windows are dimmable at the touch of a button

A greener machine
Dreamliners use 25% less fuel per passenger compared with aircraft of a similar size
10% more fuel efficient than the best of its competition, according to Boeing

Welcome a breath of fresh air
More humid cabin air means your throat and eyes suffer less dryness
Cabin is pressurized to 2,000 ft lower than the standard 6000ft, making it easier to breathe
HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filtering technology - the same used in hospital operating rooms
Experience a quieter cabin
A quiet air conditioner and technology that reduces vibrations in sidewalls, ceilings, and softens engine noise
Better speakers make the public address system easy to hear

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