The first ever Boeing 787 to land at Bristol Airport – A Thomson Airways 787 landed today (19th April 2016) at 11:10 as part of a campaign at Bristol International Airport (BRS/EGGD) to promote Long Haul Flights from Bristol with Thomson starting Summer 2017!

Hi guys, well well well…possibly the best catch ever at Bristol simply because of its sheer size?! Prior to this the biggest aircraft that’s visited Bristol is the Boeing 767 but seeing this Boeing 787 was something else! I was so happy to be able to film this awesome moment as this beautiful Dreamliner (reg: G-TUIB “Alfie”) made an approach and landing on runway 27 before taxying to the gate. The 787 is thought to have been at Bristol as part of a campaign to promote Long Haul Flights from Bristol Airport with Thomson Airways. New routes introduced today during this launch event are Cancun and Orlando! The aircraft landed from Manchester at 11:10 and departed to London Stansted at 21:20 the same day (19/4/16).

In this video you will see the beautiful 787 holding over ‘BRI’to ensure that it landed at exactly 11:10, I guess so us spotters and the media didn’t miss it! After a few holds: one at 9,000ft, then 6,000ft, the 787 then made a final flyover/flypast at 3,000ft – this gave us an awesome view of the marvelous plane. After that flyover it broke off and began to position for an approach as you will see in the video. Shortly after it made and approach and landing onto runway 27. ATC communications are included in the video and you can hear the Bristol Airport Tower controller welcoming Thomson’s Long Haul Aircraft to Bristol. Thereafter you will see it vacate at the end of the 2011m runway before taxying right past which provided an awesome opportunity to catch the Dreamliner up close! If you’re watching in HD and fullscreen you might even see the pilot wave as he taxies past. The aircraft then pulls into the gate where it will remain all day before departing later. Bristol Airport hasn’t seen long haul flights for many years so this really is an exciting new chapter.

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  1. I would like to thank helen jackson who was the atc controller on that day to help land the amazing aircraft……welll don e helen

  2. Amazing footage, the Dreamliner is one of my favourite planes. Looking forward to regular spotting of the 787 at Bristol next year. Thanks for sharing & BIG thumbs up.

  3. Well filmed Archie. Nice to see the Dreamliner in at Bristol too, looking forward to seeing it there next year too 🙂 Liked

  4. Great catch Archie….glad you were able to Film it. …Just wish i could have been there too..Work somehow get's in the way !! Interesting to see how close the Wingtips were to the Fence at Winter's Lane North…Great effort, well done…Steve.-:)

  5. Well done on getting that captured and uploaded so quickly. Difficult location due to fence but a great sight nonetheless.

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