Boeing 787 Actually Flies!

Boeing 787

Two years later than expected, the gorgeous Boeing 787 Dreamliner took off from Boeing’s airport outside Seattle for its first flight this afternoon.

That’s great news for Boeing, assuming the flight goes well.

But you probably won’t get to ride on one until 2011: The first deliveries aren’t scheduled until late next year, and that assumes no further delays.

Here are a few screenshots from Boeing’s Webcast if you didn’t catch it >
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Waiting for takeoff after a long taxi

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The 787 starts barreling down the runway

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That's a chaser plane and IMAX movie helicopter in the background

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Wheels up!

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There she goes!

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Better late than never

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Headed north, then west

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Here's the video

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