Friday Flyday: Timelapse of the Inaugural American Airlines 787 Flight

Wondering what I saw during the American Airlines 787 Dreamliner inaugural flight this week? Here’s a video of what the view out my window was, compressed from 2+ hours down to just over 4 minutes.

It was a great flight and watching that wing flex throughout the trip was spectacular entertainment (when I was in my seat and not off exploring the plane).

Another view out the window as we approached O’Hare from over Lake Michigan


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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. Nice video! You really see the effect of the wing flex when the plane touches down!

    How did you set your camera? Suction cup?

  2. I am also curious about how you set your camera?!? Great video!!

    1. I mount it to the window using a GoPro suction cup mount kit. Cheap and relatively compact.

      I either record in HD or as time lapse mode on the GoPro and then crop/render the video from the still images. It is a bit more work that way and less granular control of the image speed but WAY smaller in terms of file size so I can get a full 2+ hour trip on a single card. I also have my GoPro set up with the skeleton case and an external battery pack connected in because otherwise it would die pretty quickly.

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