I fly a lot and love flying, so I pay close attention to changes and announcements from the major aircraft manufacturers. I have a particularly close connections with Boeing – not just because they are loyal and long-time ColdFusion users, but also because I’ve taught training classes there, have visited them many times at many locations for many years, have been treated to production floor tours several times, and know lots of Boeing employees personally. I have flown just about every major aircraft in use, and my favorite planes without question are the 747 (there is something incredibly majestic and awe inspiring about it) and the 777 (the smoothest quietest long haul plane, so much so that I actually book some flight using routes that let me fly this incredible machine). And so it was with genuine excitement that I read and watched highlights of the big Boeing Dreamliner 787 premier yesterday (on 7/8/7). If you have not yet done so, check out those videos! I can’t wait to fly this baby, and am really pleased that Northwest (my local carrier) has announced that they’ll be the first US airline to fly the Dreamliner 787.
To the good people at Boeing, congratulations on this truly momentous accomplishment! (And if you need beta flyers, feel free to ping me!).