The 787 Dreamliner finally flies!

Copyright Photo: Nick Dean. The rotation of N787BA at Everett (Paine Field) on the first flight is captured on a very dark and wet day in the Pacific Northwest.

Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. N787BA arrives back at a soggy Boeing Field (BFI) after the historic flight.

Boeing’s (Chicago, Seattle, Wichita and Charleston) new 787-881 N787BA (msn 40690) took to the air for the first time today (December 15) at Everett (Paine Field) (PAE) at 10:27 a.m. (1027) local time (PST) on runway 34L. The new jetliner landed at Boeing Field-King County (BFI) at 1:33 p.m. (1333) local time.

News link with a video:

news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091215/ap_on_bi_ge/us_boeing787_flight_test

Here is the official Boeing press release:

finance.yahoo.com/news/Boeing-787-Dreamliner-prnews-901783763.html?x=0&.v=1

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