|Quoting Khobar (Reply 24):|
I'm sorry but the presentation was boring as can be. I'm sorry for being so blunt, but it was like...like...like anything but what I was expecting. No balloons, no music (apart from the dreary piano), no real celebration at all - except, perhaps, the Italians. The ones in Italy, not the ones in the US.
Let's not forget the roll-out is done in large part for the 787 Team. The ceremony recognized the diverse elements that went into the airplane's creation. That's hardly boring.
And, having attended roll-outs in the past when I was part of the design team, I doubt that those actually involved with the 787 were bored. It is a profound experience when you seen the work you have done for 5-7 years materialize in a physical airplane.