The huge news here in Seattle is that the Boeing 787 finally took its first flight today. It's a really big deal since Boeing's big production is based here of course, but really in terms of aviation it's a big deal. If you think about how many new planes they introduce, it doesn't happen very often. The last was the 777 in the mid 90's.
One of the many neat things going on here in the Puget Sound area.