Here’s what the Boeing flyover looked like from multiple angles at the 2018 RBC Heritage
UPDATE: The Boeing flyover was canceled around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Read more here.
The Boeing flyover is definitely on for Saturday at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, after uncertainty earlier in the week.
A 787 Dreamliner is to fly over Calibogue Sound and down the 18th fairway from the tee to the green at 4 p.m., the tournament announced Saturday morning.
It will be a 787-10, the newest and longest of the three planes in the Dreamliner family, according to a news release.
It is built exclusively in South Carolina. It is 224 feet long and has a wingspan of 197 feet. It seats approximately 330 passengers. United Airlines is the first U.S. airline to take delivery of the 787-10, the release said.
This is to be the seventh Boeing flyover at the Heritage.
The event quickly became a favorite of fans at the PGA Tour event after Boeing signed on as tournament presenting sponsor for the 2012 tournament.
In 2011, Boeing opened its first of three production facilities on a 141-acre campus near the Charleston International Airport, a couple of hours north of the golf tournament on Hilton Head Island.
It’s also the year that RBC teamed with Boeing to rescue the sponsor-less Heritage tournament, now being played for the 51st time in Sea Pines.
Boeing’s Heritage sponsorship contract runs through 2021, and RBC’s through 2023.
Internationally, Boeing is scrambling to deal with the fallout from two crashes of its 737 Max jet in recent months.
But in South Carolina, where the 787 is manufactured, a company representative at the Heritage opening ceremonies gave no hint of troubles. He said Boeing’s 7,000 employees in the state have delivered hundreds of aircraft to the world, boosting the economy and supporting nonprofits.