For an avgeek, today was indeed a lucky day. Earlier, I was notified through a plane spotters group on social media that Boeing was sending its new 777X on a test flight to Southwest Florida International Airport (KRSW) in Ft. Myers, Florida. The aircraft, BOE002, left King County International Airport-Boeing Field (KBFI) a little after 1000 hours Pacific Time, and I immediately began tracking its progress on Flightradar24. The clear skies and setting evening sun provided a perfect backdrop for the big jet’s arrival on Runway 6. At 251 feet in length, its sheer size turned a lot of heads. Equally notable were how quiet the two General Electric GE9X engines were. Upon turning off of the active runway, the pilots folded the tips of the 235 foot wings while still under power. It’s unclear why Boeing chose this airport, but it’s worth noting the site also hosted a 787 Dreamliner for similar testing several months ago. I’m not sure how long the 777X will be here, but I feel very lucky to have been in the right place at the right time today.