Today at noon Hilton Head Island was given the 787 treatment….the Boeing 787 Dreamliner treatment that is! Boeing is the presenting sponsor of the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament. As a treat for the PGA players and gallery Boeing had one of its new state-of-the-art planes conduct a flyover at 1,000 feet down the fairway of the scenic18th hole on the Calibogue Sound. We couldn’t make it down to the Harbourtown Links to see the plane up close, but we did go to a mid-island location about 6-7 miles further north on the island and could still see it. After it flew a steeped bank circle around the course the plane headed north, assumably to its North Charleston plant where the new 787’s are being assembled. This was a fun event for the golfers, the beach-goers, and the plane enthusiasts!
Beachgoers at Folly Field catch some rays and a glimpse of the 787 Dreamliner.
It looks as if the plane is buzzing these condos. It was actually a long way off.
By the time the plane passed over Folly Field it had gained to an altitude of at least 10,000 feet.
A pretty quick assent!