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go, daddy, go!!!

My dad just rang up, almost giddy with excitement, to say HIS PLANE is in the air for the first time! It's Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and he designed the navigation system. (He is very clever, my dad!) Stuart and I have been watching the live video feed of the test flight, and we even got to see Dad talk about it on the Boeing video! (Click on the 'Employees' section.)

Dad's been working on planes since he emigrated to America and this is the pinnacle of his career. Yay, Dad!!! (Hee hee, he's wearing the jumper my sister got him at the Salvation Army shop.)


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Dec. 15th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. That's fantastic. And I love the term "Technical Fellow."
Dec. 15th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
He's a jolly good fellow, is Dad. :-)
Dec. 15th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
I heard about this plane on the radio earlier this evening!
Dec. 16th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Me, too! So exciting! :D
Dec. 16th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
Congratulations to DAD!!!
Wow! I thought you were the only famous one in the family. We saw the piece on NBC News tonight--too bad they didn't show his interview.
Dec. 16th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
The last comment was from your friend in Grand Rapids
Merry Christmas!
Dec. 16th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Re: The last comment was from your friend in Grand Rapids
Thanks, Ruth!! xx
Dec. 16th, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)
Is there any way to subscribe to your blog?
Dec. 16th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure, I'll ask! I know it's syndicated onto my Facebook page, but I think it looks way better in LiveJournal.
Dec. 16th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Here you go, here's the RSS feed!

Dec. 16th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
Dec. 16th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Re: WOW!
Dec. 16th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
so cool! congrats :-)
Dec. 16th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Helen!!
Dec. 16th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
That's so neat! Go, Your Dad!
Dec. 16th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
He totally rocks! :D
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Dec. 16th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
So cool! I did a little dance when I saw him in the video!
Dec. 16th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! I didn't know your dad worked on the 787!
I work for an airline and it's been the hot topic nonstop!

Hurray! Congrats to your dad!
Dec. 16th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
He's had such a great time working on it! He was supposed to retire awhile ago, but he just didn't want to, this project was too fun.
Dec. 17th, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)
Los McIntyres
So impressive! What a cool family!
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