Aviation Photo #1626145: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - Boeing


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  • Royal S King
    Boeing
    Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
    Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
    Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
    Boeing
    40690
    1
    N787BA
    Everett - Snohomish County / Paine Field
    Washington
    USA
    December 15, 2009
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Comments (122)

Anonymous
6 years ago
There she is finally!
Anonymous
6 years ago
5 starts for quick sharing. Thanks.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Yes! Such a great pic, of a great plane, on a great day!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Congratulations to first flight!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great to see the Dreamliner in the air after all!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Congrats Boeing!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Moment of Truth.
The Dream has FINALLY come True !

- Vishal Jolapara
Anonymous
6 years ago
Magnificent, wingflex on a massive scale. Envious of you being there Mick
Anonymous
6 years ago
The magical moment of the first unstick...
Congrat for Boeing!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
All right boeing! This is it!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Perfect timing! You hit the right moment...
Anonymous
6 years ago
The best photo from the best photographer on airliners.net. He should be hired by Boeing as their official photographer. Excellent color, composition, great lighting. This photo is perfect.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Yahoo! Positive rate! Congratulations, Boeing!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Finally!!!!
Such a Magnificent aircraft, wingflex is off the charts, Great!!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago

The picture is great, my god awesome wingflex! this particular picture doesn't even resemble completely the incredible angle they made!
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a great day for aviation!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Let there be lift!
Anonymous
6 years ago
You captured "V1, rotate!". A great historical moment.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great photo! Thank god the photographer didn't upload the pictures 2 1/2 years late.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The instant of first flight...awesome!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Spectacular photo. A blue sky takeoff would've been nice but the wet runway does add a little something to the rotation.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice shot Royal!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Finally!!!!! The 787 is so awesome! Best pic ever!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thé moment! Thanks
Anonymous
6 years ago
Pure History here!!!!! Congrats for the beautiful pic and thanks for sharing it!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
That helicopter looks a bit nose heavy.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Congratulations Boeing! What a great achievement!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I can't wait to see the A350XWB flying.
The A400M and the 787's first flights help me endure.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Right place at the right time.. You should make that your signature.. Perfect shot, the glare of he landing light just adds to it..
Anonymous
6 years ago
History.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Long live 787!
Anonymous
6 years ago
At last a new bird in the sky good luck and well done
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great Shot Royal. My heartiest Congratulations to Boeing - Nishant
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice
Anonymous
6 years ago
Decent shot, but I prefer the one with the chase plane in frame.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Its about time :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
A day to remember!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Perfect moment caught forever! Great Job!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Perfect timing as the 787 lifts off with the spray from the wet runway
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very well balanced, action shot.
Thanks, Royal!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great!!Good luck
Anonymous
6 years ago
I dont like the windows ... but the plane and the photo is awsome ! Good job to the people on the Boeing team everywhere !
Anonymous
6 years ago
In terms of timing, this is better than Boeing's own photo on their website.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Truly a historical moment. Fly safe, and happy landings young Boeing!
Looking forward to see her at BUD!:)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great to see it airborne finally, I wont forget this date as it's my 35th B'day today!!! Congrats Boeing.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Another new plane in the air, can't wait till it's in service! Congrats!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beatifull aircraft!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
A historic moment captured - well done.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Congratulation to Boeing!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful capture, I love the all the action in it.
Anonymous
6 years ago
One of the moments of the year, congratulations for Boeing and all the employees.

Thanks Royal!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Finally pointing towards the skies. Congratulation, Boeing!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Congratulations to Boeing for make this awesome plane.
Anonymous
6 years ago
It is a very historic flight as the first time the 787 took off! and look forward seeing it go into service.
Anonymous
6 years ago
What an amazing looking bird. At first I did not like her much but seeing her in the air is just amazing. Nice shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I Was there this morning to witness the take off, then rushed down to Boeing Field to witness the landing after Boeing has announced that the test flight got shorten by at least 2 hours due to bad weather! What an exciting day for aviation enthusiasts around the world and around the Seattle area in particular. I noticed that there is not a single French comment on this picture!?!? Congratulations to Boeing.
Anonymous
6 years ago
As usual Mr. King is on the spot ;-) I am really looking forward to handle this beauty one day!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Congratulations for Boeing and all the people around this beautiful aircraft. I've been looking forward for such a long time for this day since I first read about 7E7. Wish I could ever fly onboard.
Great capture indeed, you have caught the right moment which has changed the history of flying - the magnificent Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Thank You for posting.
Anonymous
6 years ago
MMmmmm Mmmmm .. i remember you that Boeing i a loser in the fight with Airbus .... Airbus is french and everythig how come from france is the Best !
Anonymous
6 years ago
Aa great moment captured and better because its not over=cropped like many airliners.net photos....maybe mr king didn't have time to use photoshop on it :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
One more historic day for Boeing. The 787 looks great. Can
Anonymous
6 years ago
At long last! V1...Rotate, and the rest is history!
Anonymous
6 years ago
To Boldly Go!
Anonymous
6 years ago
It lifted so quickly...wonderful plane, hope to fly in one someday...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great picture, a historical moment for aviation!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great to capture the first flight, this aircraft will be in service for many decades.
Anonymous
6 years ago
History in one picture! She spreads her wings for the first time. Abolutely stunnig picture!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Finally, now it's flying
Anonymous
6 years ago
I really think that this plane is the most beautiful out there.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I'd love to see the footage from the heli-cam chasing behind it! :) Great photo. A great milestone.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Dream comes true!! Looking forward to seeing her in my home airport!! It wont take long!
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a historical monment!!! Go Boeing GO!! (still, i dont like the look of 787)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Glad to see the 787 fly! Very happy!
Anonymous
6 years ago
You captured the amazing moment!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I watched the Web live of Boeing and I knew that you were in that huge crowd. Congratulations to Boeing and the people who waited for this day for long long time.

-Akira from Japan
Anonymous
6 years ago
Boeing has a beautiful livery on her awsome 787.
Anonymous
6 years ago
A historical moment. Congratulations Boeing. Beautiful aircraft and very fuef efficient and enviroment friendly. A rare blend of (if I may say) 'Beauty and Brains'.

- Sagar B. Dhawan
Anonymous
6 years ago
I was there and it was truly awesome! Not even the cold could chill our spirits. What a great day!
Anonymous
6 years ago
And there she goes...a important moment in aviation history
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow! So unbelievable the 787 are very successful during first flight tests today. I am so proud all of those Boeing workers are very hard workers. So I am looking forward to see 787 is coming into PHX or LAX.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Congratulations to B787 first flight at this great day, also is my birthday !!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Finally airborned,congratulation boeing and all its dear personel.i have waited for this moment since 2 years ago(day by day).the best.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent shot as always, Royal. Congrats to Boeing!

-Ryan P.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Finally, finally, finally!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Concrats to Boeing!
Anonymous
6 years ago
This was the moment we were waiting for :-)
Anonymous
6 years ago
I was so excited as the wheels took off the ground the first time. It looks FAN-BLEEDING-TASTIC! Congrats to Boeing and everyone who worked on this plane. Looking forward to my first trip with it.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Finally, it's flying...
I'm so glad to see this beautiful plane flying!
Congratulations to Boeing!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Congratulations Boeing...She's so beautiful.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This red Eurocopter AS350 is very nice ! :-) ... Good luck for this beautiful Boeing and waiting for the A350 !
Anonymous
6 years ago
Finally! great shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beauty...looking forward to see the cockpit.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Practical and immaculately styled, like a super-car of the skies...
Anonymous
6 years ago
First Flight. How many of us get to see one. This is a great shot and the only one I found where the wheels are just leaving the ground. She is really AIRBORNE! Now I will look for one of the first touch down! YEA 787 and all who believed in her!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful shot of this fine bird departing on her first flight ever!
Anonymous
6 years ago
A dream coming true :-D. It truely is an awesome and beautiful aircraft.
Anonymous
6 years ago
My goal is to become a captain on that baby one day : )
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is what I call "beauty". And at this very moment, the dream of the 'Dreamliner' came true.
SS, India
Anonymous
6 years ago
Atta Boy Royal! Thanks for bringing us this wonderful shot and all the others from the land of Boeing. She's a beauty! - Brett
Anonymous
6 years ago
First picture of the first prototype in the first flight is the dream for every spotter.
Anonymous
6 years ago
So good to see this plane finally fly !
So disappointed to see that one more time some french people can't stand that Boeing is doing something really amazing with this new plane.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent capture of a truly historic moment.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow! That's really a nice picture to have in you album. The very first picture of that kind. ;) Five stars granted!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great moment in aviation history! Glad to see it fly! The Eurocopter AS350 is carrying an IMAX camera. That should be a great documentary too see some day!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Remarkable sight!
Anonymous
6 years ago
That red helicopter is filming an IMAX feature on the 787! Great shot.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice job Boeing! Amazing aircraft! Very nice shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
In this photo,you get a perfect angle. you also capture the photo just as this 787 lands, with the landing gear just touching the tarmac. hope to see more photos.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Historic landing, great image at touch-down.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful. Congrats Boeing #1.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Good pic. Not as good as the A350 will be though yeah? I think that is agreed. Go Airbus UK.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Well it's about time
Anonymous
6 years ago
This photo captures the speed and elegance of the new aircraft. Love that lift on the wing!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Airbuses are lunchboxes and/or whales.
Boeing is elegance, beauty and true airline aviation.
Its great to see the Dreamliner take to the skies for the first time, Great Shot!
Future Air NZ 787-9 pilot, maybe.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Boeing always best. I love Boeing.
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a beauty
Anonymous
6 years ago
Boeing certainly "plagiarized" the nose of the French caravelle, which was in my opinion the most beautiful design for any aircraft to date.
Anonymous
6 years ago
French engineers should be working hard than criticizing the stunning creation which 787 is. A350 looks like an A330 NG.
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a nice airplane!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Way to awesome for my eyes! i like
Anonymous
5 years ago
The engineers at Boeing have once again done an outstanding job in aesthetics, not to mention all the technological improvements hidden under the skin. Truly an outstanding airplane and I am sure it will overcome all difficulties it is facing.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very cool, but what is the thing hanging off the end of the tail?