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    787 First Flight

    The Boeing 787 is about to take its first flight. Less than two minutes until it starts it taxi, boeing has live video, audio, and atc on this website.

    Boeing 787 Dreamliner First Flight

    Rockwell has done a good deal of work on this so I'm sure a few Cyclones have worked on it.



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    Re: 787 First Flight

    nothing there.....



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    Re: 787 First Flight

    Also on CNN at this moment...



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    Re: 787 First Flight

    click webcast



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    Re: 787 First Flight

    I have a good friend who does a lot of the non-destructive evaluation of the composites that were used in this plane.



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    Re: 787 First Flight

    Very cool



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    Re: 787 First Flight

    she's in the air! beautiful plane!



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    Re: 787 First Flight

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman1 View Post
    she's in the air! beautiful plane!
    The wings looked awesome!



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    Re: 787 First Flight

    Hmmm darn missed it... oh well I'm sure there will be pictures.

    I'm sure there is going to be one helluva party going on over at Boeing tonight


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    Re: 787 First Flight

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    Hmmm darn missed it... oh well I'm sure there will be pictures.

    I'm sure there is going to be one helluva party going on over at Boeing tonight
    They deserve a big party, ya know, since they were billions of dollars over budget and a couple years late.

    That's quite a plane though!



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    Re: 787 First Flight

    Ok, I am lost, what is so special about this plane? Other than it is new.


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    Re: 787 First Flight

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Ok, I am lost, what is so special about this plane? Other than it is new.

    Whole list of reasons why it's supposed to be better but it's probably getting so much attention since it's been hyped up and is now 2+ years behind schedule


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    Re: 787 First Flight

    To be fair, what isn't behind schedule with a big government contractor/largest commercial aircraft maker?



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    Re: 787 First Flight

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    To be fair, what isn't behind schedule with a big government contractor/largest commercial aircraft maker?
    Please note that the 787 is a commercial aircraft, not a government project


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    Re: 787 First Flight

    lol Wikipedia has already been updated to say that the first flight occured December 15th, 2009


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