In a sign of spring every bit as much as pollen and warm weather, a Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner returns to the RBC Heritage golf tournament this weekend.
A North Charleston-built 787-10 is scheduled to fly over the 18th fairway at Harbour Town Golf Links at 4 p.m. Saturday during South Carolina's only regularly scheduled PGA Tour event.
Weather permitting, the wide-body jet will glide over the galleries assembled on Hilton Head Island and then bank over the landmark Harbour Town Lighthouse.
The flight has been featured in years past during the live television broadcast.
Boeing has been wowing Heritage spectators with the low-altitude flyovers since 2012, when a Dreamliner first made an appearance at the event. The aerospace giant had to substitute a 747 jumbo jet in 2013 because the Dreamliner had been grounded due to battery issues, but the 787 has been back every year since then.
This year, Boeing is sending a Dash 10 that was made for Singapore Airlines. It will be piloted by Tim Berg and Ricardo Traven.
The 787-10 model is built exclusively at Boeing's North Charleston campus, which also shares assembly duties for other Dreamliner models with a second plant in Everett, Wash.
The Dash 10 is the largest and newest member of the Dreamliner family, capable of carrying 330 passengers on medium- to long-range routes. Saturday's flight will mark its debut at the Heritage.
The North Charleston site delivered Boeing's first 787-10 last month, also to Singapore Airlines. The fuel-efficient plane made of composite materials has received 211 orders from 11 customers
Last year, Boeing send a 787-9 model built for Air France to the tournament.
Boeing is in its seventh year as a presenting sponsor for the golf tournament, which is now in its 50th year.