I hope you were able to watch some of our live webcast on Tuesday as the 787-9 made its first flight. The 5-hour, 16-minute flight was a huge success— allowing our pilots to gather a large amount of data as we begin flight test.
Thanks to our employees (who gathered to watch the takeoff and landing), our customers and our suppliers for helping us reach this key milestone. Enjoy the photo gallery below— along with this video showing off great air to air footage.
Takeoff from Paine Field in Everett.
Up in the air— moments after takeoff.
Boeing employees cheer the 787-9 first flight.
Gorgeous air to air shot of Mt. Rainier.
Landing at Boeing Field.
787-9 pilots give a thumbs up after landing. Capt. Mike Bryan (left) and Capt. Randy Neville.