First of Many: 787 Dreamliner Celebrates 10 Years Since First Flight December 16, 2019 in Commercial On December 15, 2009 at precisely 10:27 a.m. Pacific on Dec. 15, 2009, the 787-8 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time and launched a new era of aviation.
But FAU 571 was also a 227, the aircraft type that had made me aspire to a career in aviation after that first flight, at age 11, from Uruguay to Brazil. It was responsible for my return home to Uruguay, against my father's will, to enroll in the FAU in 1978 as a cadet for the Escuela Técnica de Aeronautica, from which I would graduate as a ...