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Want a free guided tour of the 787 Dreamliner?

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 23, 2012
Australian Aviation and Boeing are offering 10 readers a free guided tour of the 787 Dreamliner at Sydney Airport on Monday, May 28.

It will be a while before the traveling public will have a chance to fly Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner in Australia.

But 10 Australian Aviation readers have a chance to take a free guided tour of the revolutionary jetliner during its visit to Sydney on Monday afternoon. Hosted by Boeing, the tour will include a look at all areas of the aircraft and a chance to talk to test pilots and crew. It’s also the only chance for the public to see the inside of the plane during its Australian visit.

If you’d like a place on the tour, please leave a brief comment below saying, in 25 words or less, what most interests you about the 787 and what you’d most like to see.

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If you'd like a chance to tour the 787, just tell us what most interests you about the plane.

Comments must be submitted by 5 pm AEST on Thursday, May 24. We’ll contact the 10 winners by mid-day Friday.

The tour is scheduled for 2:30-3 pm on Monday, May 28, so you’ll need to be available then and able to get yourself to and from Sydney Airport. We’ll be in touch about an exact meeting place.

Note that due to our moderation system, comments may not be immediately visible, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t received them. Please, only one entry per person.

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92 Comments

  • Karan Joon

    says:

    What interests me the most about Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner is first, the design of the wings, the way they flex as the Aircraft takes to the air would be one wonderful sight for anyone sitting on window seat and I would love to be that passenger and secondly is the flightdeck, with all the new techs in place and especially those 15″ LCD’s is what I’d like to see most.

  • Brett Mander

    says:

    I have followed the development of this aircraft from its inception as the Sonic Cruiser back in 2001, through to the 7E7 and finally the 787 we know today. I watched the first flight of the 788 on December 15th 2009 and i would love the opportunity to see this amazing aircraft in person.

    Thanks.

  • Derek

    says:

    I want to see the cockpit the most. Having recently been inside a 777 and 747 simulator I want to see how far the technology has come.

  • Andrew Musgrave

    says:

    I am most interested to see the electrochromic windows and the serrated edges on the engines. Also the cockpit’s new features normally not seen !

  • Stuart G.

    says:

    I would love to see the beautiful ‘sky’ interior of this aircraft, also having a peek inside the cockpit. These are the most interesting features!

  • Chris Tagle

    says:

    Boeing have brought in a new era in air travel with technological grunt, aerodynamic finesse and a new level of class in comfort.

    Take me to Sydney! 😉

  • alexander lam

    says:

    What interest me about the 787 is how boeing managed to design the wings with so much flex and the HUD for the pilots.

  • Pete Smith

    says:

    The 787 is the most amazing/technologically advanced aircraft to date, there’s not one thing about the aircraft that I don’t want to see!

  • Mariano Salvati

    says:

    Current UNSW Aviation student who loves the 787’s chic design. Love to see/sit it in its glass cockpit and gain advice from test pilots

  • Brett

    says:

    ……………simple…..It’s not French….

  • Kieran

    says:

    What interests me most about the B787 is the new design and technology that allows this aircraft to revoluntionise air travel. New cabin atmosphere, the advanced new systems and the highly efficient design make this a very interesting aircraft. I’d love to check out the new cabin and cockpit of this great aircraft

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  • Ossian

    says:

    What interest me is the new cabin tech such as the electro-chromatic glass used in the windows instead of the windows shades

  • Ling T

    says:

    The design of the wing, its massive engines, the new interior, 25 words is not enough to say what i want to see!

  • Zac Mathes

    says:

    What interests me about the 787 is the revolutionary technology that boeing have put into building the aircraft.

  • Grahame Hutchison

    says:

    The Dreamliner is such a technology leap in so many areas, from composite construction, to engine efficiency, brakes, pressurization, electronic windows, and low noise levels.

  • Pick me please :-))

    says:

    Every time I fly it’s always in the front, would be keen to see the back, only joking. Would like to check-out everything.

  • Samuel Salvestro

    says:

    Recently became a student pilot and what better way it’ll be to see a brilliant piece of machine to kick start my career in aviation?

  • Luke Krause

    says:

    Most interesting: The ultramodern cockpit with all the mod cons. I’d also love to see the new cabin mood lighting in action and overhead lockers.

  • Matt

    says:

    I’m currently in training for my commercial pilot’s licence. The 787 heralds the future in airline aviation; I’d love to see what I’ll be flying!

  • Alex Robinson

    says:

    As a former military pilot, and an aviation enthusiast, seeing the newest, hi-tech and revolutionary Boeing aircraft would be exceptional.

  • Ben Wickham

    says:

    I’m most interested in the 787’s advanced electrical systems, which replace conventional hydraulics and bleed air. I’d especially love to see the front office!

  • Ben Senior

    says:

    The 787 is a money saving revolutionary aeroplane! I want to see up close and touch the aerodynamic features and composite materials!

  • Sam H

    says:

    The 787 will help reduce global emission caused by air travel and I want to the have the aerodynamic features of the aircraft create such a vivid design

  • Jordan

    says:

    The 787 is the new benchmark for aviation and most excited to see the new flight deck in place, as I hope to be sitting in the left hand seat one day

  • Ambrose Wong

    says:

    The “design and technology” which contributes to lower fuel consumption and the “intuitive cockpit” captured my attention. I’d like to see the “flight revolution” cabin.

  • William

    says:

    Id love to have this opportunity as it is my life dream to become a pilot and fly the dreamliner. Always Boeing over airbus, their just so much cooler!

  • Nathan

    says:

    I would like a tour of the 787 to see why it took so long to enter service! In all seriousness, I am fascinated by how far engineering and technology has progressed in aviation and to see and experience the revolutionary design and systems of the latest Boeing airliner would be a real treat. As a pilot, I would most like to see the flight deck and those impressive wings up close – but please show me everything!

  • Jack Wilson

    says:

    How Boeing have been able to remove pneumatic systems and hydraulic braking from the aircraft and seeing that cockpit is what interests me most!

  • Dylan Robson

    says:

    What everyone else said 🙂

  • Oyst3rs

    says:

    I’d like to see Engine intakes, larger windows, composite materials(touch the outside), how quite it is inside and of course the cockpit.

  • Giles Richardson

    says:

    I just accepted a position with JQ, so I might get to fly one of these babies one day…… So I guess I need a heads up!
    If thats not enough, it’s my birthday on Monday…. And I have an RDO on Monday……. BOOM….. WINNER WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!

  • Basically what interets me is the overall technological advancement of the aircraft over its predecessors. From fuel effiency to cockpit and cabin upgrades.

  • stephen

    says:

    My interests of the 787 i would like to see is the trent 1000 turbo fan engines. also the inside of the aircraft and the wing flex when the aircraft is in flight.

  • Peter Thompson

    says:

    I agree with the comments of my mate, Brett Mander, and I think AA should let us come and have a look at it together!

  • Mike Williamson

    says:

    It would be awesome to experience the expansive interior of this truly innovative airline game changer and get a march on everyone else!

  • James M-G

    says:

    All the innovations about the 787 interest me most, bleed less architecture, no physical circuit breakers, predominately composite structure, EFB etc etc! The highlight would be getting to speak to the test pilots and crew!

  • Andrew

    says:

    I have followed its progress in development by reading AA, and would be keen to see the new aircraft up close, the new engines, interiors and flight deck technology.

  • Damien

    says:

    I’d like to know what a plastic plane feels like (truly). I’d also like to marvel at that sexy contoured nose up close.

  • Taryn

    says:

    Boeing’s advancements in functionality and efficiency with the 787 fascinate me. I’d love to see the sleek interior designs of the cabin and cockpit!

  • Ted Bergin

    says:

    Although late, this new jet carries the hopes and dreams of many. Whilst both the US and Europe have been late with new designs, the US have the better record on implementation. I would like to see how Boeing has delivered the reliability both airlines and passengers need.

  • Ted Bergin

    says:

    The 787 carries the hopes and dreams of many. Whilst both the US and Europe have been late with new designs, the US have the better record on implementation. I would like to see how Boeing has done this.

  • john rossiter

    says:

    working for an australian airline it would be an experience to see the future of aviation in australia a very bright light on the horizon.

  • Ryan

    says:

    I am speechless about such an aircraft it is like nothing we’ve seen before, will be a history making aircraft

  • Kristian Hobson

    says:

    Dreamliner is beautiful technology, blead air, electrochromic windows, composites, stunning bird-like wings to reduce emissions. An aviation enthusiast, a must see, with AA help.

  • Kevin H

    says:

    The high tech galleys would be of most interest – so get an idea of future onboard cuisines rather than dull bland oven baked meals.

  • Adam Fraser

    says:

    The fact that the 787 is made mostly out of composite materials is pretty amazing and interests me very much, and it would be amazing to see the futuristic style cockpit, and look inside what the future holds for commercial aviation.

  • NJP

    says:

    As a 3month old baby my eyes apparently lit-up as I first saw the interior of a 747 – I’d now love to see the look on my 3month old son’s eyes as he first sees a 787!

  • Mario

    says:

    I want to check out the 787’s many ways they are reducing fuel consumption to reduce the effect on the environment.

  • Keyur

    says:

    Its my dream country and its my dream plane

  • Nick C

    says:

    What interests me most is the Boeing Sky Interior and larger windows. I’d most like to experience the business class seats – dreams can come true…!

  • Jonathan

    says:

    Working for Airservices and hearing so much about this aircraft I would be incredibly delighted to see how truly good this aircraft is for Australia.

  • James Hollinworth

    says:

    It Boeing! I’m going……..

  • Adithep

    says:

    I am always a fan of Boeing aircrafts I even made plans to see the beautiful jet tomorrow right after school, a tour is like a dream of mine, my obession for Aviation is unspoken of.

  • Daniel Morrissey

    says:

    The 787 is the pinnacle of the aviation industry, with it’s ultra modern design and it’s sheer beauty, to see it would be a dream!

  • Andrew

    says:

    The use of composite materials interests me and Im keen to see the Boeing sky interior.

  • Daniel

    says:

    Where do I start… I would love to check out the BSI in action… The electro windows, galleys… And it’s a Boeing, need I say more?As a flight attendant, it would be an honour to be one of the first to see the future of my industry!

  • Grant Williams

    says:

    I want to see everything . As an aviation enthusiast , this is the future of aviation on display.

  • John Harrison

    says:

    Where do you start to wanna see the most talked about passenger aircraft. It would have tobe the most amazing airliner built since maybe the B777.

  • Michael

    says:

    I want to see the Boeing new interior design and possible the cockpit, if that’s possible.

  • Steve

    says:

    I’m an enthuiast myself ultimately i’d like to win this for my other half who has followed the development of this plane for years

  • Seamus Timms

    says:

    As a Student Pilot studying my CPL, I would relish the opportunity to view the 787’s revolutionary technology, particularly the beautiful Flight Deck.

  • Rob Eastwood

    says:

    Since a little boy I have loved Boeing aircraft.
    It would be a thrill to receive tour, and an absolute priviledge!!!
    The 787 Looks amazing, it would be great to be up close!!!

  • Shane

    says:

    If you need to say it then you shouldn’t be there

  • Daryll Pye

    says:

    I have toured the Boeing factory in Seattle, the Airbus factory in Hamburg. This unique 787 tour will be the icing on the cake.

  • Victor

    says:

    It will sure be a dream to be one of the first few to go on a dreamliner!

  • Ryan Campbell

    says:

    Im 18, just left school, passed my CPL and started work as a charter/scenic Pilot. The 787 is my future..

  • R Mitchell

    says:

    I am currently studying ATPL systems and being a small airline pilot this would be a fantastic opportunity to see the latest and greatest in aviation technology and chat to the pilots and engineers on what it’s like to work on this pinnacle jet!!!

  • Nick

    says:

    Have watched the composite wing components be loaded on the Dream Lifter 747 at Prestwick Airport, UK. Would now love to see the completed product..

  • Tom Christodoulou

    says:

    Most intrigued by composite structure and performance. Most interested to see the layout, creature comforts and cockpit. Most proud of Australian involvement in manufacture!

  • Bill

    says:

    I have followed the development and production of the 787 via the Australian Aviation magazine and this would be the ultimate experience. Thank you.

  • Shaun

    says:

    I want to see the plastic fantastic, the future of flight, and what Airbus can’t get right !

  • David Brown

    says:

    What a great opportunity for someone that lives and breathes aviation. The 787 is the game changer that will no doubt be the benchmark for the next couple of decades. It has taken so long to arrive but in 10 years time the 787 will have proven that it is better than the idea itself. I would love to talk to the tech crew about what it is like to fly this awesome airliner.

  • Daniel Suber

    says:

    Being a student CPL pilot it’s a spectacular aircraft that I would love to one day have the opportunity to fly! It’s just an incredible opportunity to see in real life 🙂

  • Michael Ho

    says:

    I have been an aviation enthusiast since I was a little kid and currently studying a Bachelor of Aviation Management and about to commence the Graduate Diploma in Flying with UNSW aviation. Going on a guided tour on this majestic aircraft will be a great eye opener!

  • Phillippe Monforte

    says:

    I could only dream of viewing the Dreamliner and its revolutionary design; just thinking about it makes me all dreamy!

  • Chris C

    says:

    The 787 is such an intriguing advancement on modern plane technology. It’d be great to see how things will soon change forever for Australian travellers!

  • Giulio Catena

    says:

    the 787 is a huge innovation in aviation and is an efficient beautiful jet that glides through the sky (with awesomeness). the enivironmentally friendly design really captivates anyone who sees it, like me when it came to melbourne. i was amazed at what a beautiful airplane it really was and it looks better than it does in pictures you may see. it is the airplane of the future and i would give anything to see the awesome aircraft it is one more time, this time up close!!!, before it finally enters service with Jetstar in 2013, which i will be sure to see aswell……
    the 787 means everything to me and has my best interest in aviation. i love seeing the wonderful pictures (nearly every month now!!) in the awesome Australian Aviation magazine, of which i buy every month.
    thanks =P

  • Seamus Timms

    says:

    As a Cadet Pilot studying my CPL, I would relish the opportunity to view the 787′s revolutionary technology, particularly the beautiful Flight Deck. 😀

    (Sorry about the second post, I wanted to fix a grammatical error!)

  • Jono P

    says:

    Engine chevrons, beautiful up-swept wings, composite fuselage, higher cabin pressure, cockpit HUD, from N787BA to JA827J I have followed this bird reach for the skies

  • Mark Fry

    says:

    Since the rollout on 7-8-7 I am really interested in the composite structures and how it will improve point to point air travel.

  • Ke H

    says:

    I would love to check out the cockpit LED real estate and get a feeling for my future office!

  • Christian

    says:

    Line up for a ‘D’elighted – ‘R’evealing – ‘E’nvironmental – ‘A’mazing – ‘M’illestone – ‘L’ead – ‘I’nterested – ‘N’ew – ‘E’xperience – ‘R’ewarding tour!

  • Daniel K

    says:

    Been following and dreaming to see the 787 for years. This experience would be ultimate. Want to see the composite body in real life PLEASE.

  • Nick P

    says:

    Everything on this aircraft is amazing, The Heads Up Display, the modern technology. Would love to have the chance to see the Dreamliner up close.

  • Ryan Baker

    says:

    I am speechless, words cannot describe this aircraft, it is nothing like we’ve seen before, and will leave a great mark in history.

  • Daniel Kho

    says:

    For years been following and dreaming to see the 787. This experience would be ultimate. Want to see the composite body in real life PLEASE!!!

  • Daniel Kho

    says:

    Been following and dreaming to see the 787 for years. This experience would be ultimate. Want to see the composite body in real life PLEASE.

  • B Morgan

    says:

    Love the 787 technology and elegance. She’s so dreamy! I even dare to dream I’ll fly her one day. Show me my office! (please)

  • australianaviation.com.au

    says:

    Closing in fast on our 5pm deadline, so if you’ve been trying to think of what to say, now’s the time.

    For everyone else — thanks for all the interest. As you can see, we’ve got many more entrants than places, so it’s stiff competition and we’ll have to make some tough choices.

    We’ll send out emails to the lucky 10 later tonight, so please check your inbox. We won’t have time to contact everyone, however, so if you don’t hear from us — thanks for playing and good luck next time!

  • Mat Gardiner

    says:

    Running outside to see her pass overhead, I realised the 787 is simply beautiful, a rival to the legendary Concorde. And that’s saying a lot.

  • Graham

    says:

    Keen to identify a Boeing response to the Airbus fleet and how Boeing’s innovative design reflects a new era of passenger engagement in aviation.

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