Dear John:
The Flute arrived a couple of hours ago - safe and sound.  And what sound!  It's really beautiful and I am very very happy with it.  I am really surprised at what a difference it makes to have the finger board flattened instead of the usual round flute design.  It is much easier and more comfortable to finger than my other flutes.  I can soar with it, effortlessly.   The tuning is excellent.  Back pressure is perfect.  The best way for me to describe it is that I feel blessed by it. 
Thank you so very much.