Congrats to Boeing on the first flight of the 787 Dreamliner!
I remember a couple of years ago when the Microsoft industry team led an effort to support the public launch of the 787 at Boeing Field. It’s been a long journey but as a former aerospace industry guy, it thrills me to see the first flight from such a complex and ambitious program. Here’s a few shots from the launch party in July 2007, including the Flight Simulator booth at the Museum of Flight (Peter Wengert, Marc Monplaisir), the 7-series lineup on the runway, a Rolls-Royce test engine mounted on a 747 airframe, and the Dreamlifter:
Best wishes to one of the Puget Sound area’s iconic companies!
787 Launch website is at http://www.newairplane.com/