Dlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 543 posts, RR: 7
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Boeing actually has three main airports, Renton Municipal (737 production), Everett Paine Field (747, 767, 777 production and soon the 787) and Boeing Field (flight test and delivery).
At Renton Municipal, you can get good photos in the afternoon from the Chamber of Commerce parking lot, on a hill above the field on the west side. You will need a long lens. There are some potential spots on the east side, but you'll need to hit them in the morning. I tend to shoot over/through the fence on the west and south sides, as I have a shorter lens and I concentrate on the general aviation aircraft. Here is a Chamber of Commerce shot:
At Everett Paine Field, the deck at the Future of Flight Center, on the west side of the field is a great spot. There are also some spots along the fence near the firehouse at the south end that can work well, plus by the tower on the east side. Here is a Future of Flight deck shot:
At Boeing Field, the best site seems to be a parking lot at the base of the control tower on the west side. The parking lot of the Museum of Flight on the west side is also a possiblity, but its at the very southern end of the field. I tend to shoot over/through the fence on the east side of the field, but again, I concentrate more on general aviation aircraft. This is from the control tower parking lot: