Thank you,SEAchaz, for sharing these great pics. She's a beauty,without a doubt ! Congrats to everyone at Boeing,you have created something very special.
The 787 is a major milestone in aviation, and if you cant get excited about that, what exactly in civil aviation can you get excited about? The risk Boeing is exposed to is massive, and so are the rewards, I fail to see how a fan of civil aviation could not be facinated.
As I said from a technology standpoint amazing aircraft from its looks nothing spectacular. Most of us aviation enthusiasts (at least I did) became interested in civil aviation by the looks of all the different airliners. I remember as a kid seeing 727s, Dc9s, Bac1-11s, 737-200s, Dc10s, L1011s, A300/A310s, 757/767s, 747s etc....all different looking aircraft, twins, tri-jets, quads, t-tails, wing mounted engines, rear mounted engines a great variety of different looking aircraft. Now jets in the 737, A320 and the 787/A350 category will look absolutely alike which makes it less existing.
I give my cudos for Boeing for building the first composite airliner but from it looks it is not as stunning as the A380.
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