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, LinkedIn and .


  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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