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ZA001, taken during Aviation Geekfest.

ZA001, taken during Aviation Geekfest.

That’s right folks. According to Jon Ostrower with Flight Blogger, Boeing OFFICIALLY announced the first flight of the long anticipated Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be taking to the air on December 15th at 10am (as long as the weather participates).

I feel very lucky and privileged that I will be there during the first flight and I will, of course, be covering it via Twitter, pictures and video. Don’t worry, if you have a few extra bucks laying around you get be there too.

UPDATE: 8:09PST: Boeing is officially announcing it on their main page and their NewAirplane.com site.

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A few from the farside of the Future of Flight's Strato Deck, over looking Paine Field, where the Boeing 787 will take flight for the first time.

A few from the farside of the Future of Flight's Strato Deck, over looking Paine Field, where the Boeing 787 will take flight for the first time.

You can feel the energy building in the Seattle area for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s first flight. Even though Boeing is stating they are giving a week’s notice for the first flight, I am not so sure that’s true. Things seem to be in motion and I wouldn’t be surprised if the 787 will take flight sometime next week.

If you are planning to be in the Seattle area, you have the opportunity to get VIP tickets to view the first flight from the Future of Flight’s Strato Deck. There will be food, drinks, some very interesting people and of course the best view of the Boeing 787 taking flight! Tickets are only $250.00, which is a DEAL for this once in a lifetime event. Check out their website for more information and how to get your tickets. Hurry, no one knows when the first flight will happen!

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FlightBlogger Jon Ostrower has been told by multiple program sources that Boeing is looking at December 14th to be the possible first flight for their highly anticipated Boeing 787.

Boeing completed their static test yesterday, and will be numbers crunching until about December 9th. Yes, the aircraft has been long-delayed, but I think the long wait might be worth it.

Check out FlightBlogger for more details

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