Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Spotting At Paine Field (PAE)  
User currently offlineDimoko From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 307 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5411 times:

I am going to be in the Seattle area this week, and i am planning to go back to the Boeing factory tour. There is a great spotting deck that overlooks paine field. I checked it out on flight aware, and it only lists some small private activity, do you know if boeing is required to submit flight plans for test flights and delivery flights? i am trying to plan it to see a heavy or two if i'm lucky.

thanks for the help in advance!

dave


"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." -- Douglas Adams
5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5390 times:

Yes, the flights are filed under BOExxx although the timings are subject to change up to the last minute. They often aren't filed (outbound) until just before departure.

User currently offlineDlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 531 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5374 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
DATABASE EDITOR

Here is a sampling of what you will see at PAE: http://www.microvoltradio.com/kpae.htm

User currently offlineMattcawby From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 199 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5359 times:

Have you got a picture of that Everts DC-6 at the south ramp Dave? N51599, stripped of paint and out in the open. *RARE*


Skyline Photography
User currently offlineDlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 531 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5343 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
DATABASE EDITOR



Quoting Dlednicer (Reply 2):
Have you got a picture of that Everts DC-6 at the south ramp Dave? N51599, stripped of paint and out in the open. *RARE*

As soon as the sun comes out again, I'll get up there and get it!

I couldn't get a clear shot of Everts DC-6 N747CE when she was getting worked on down on the south ramp, so I worked her into another shot:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © David Lednicer



Its the same way I snuck the one-off KC-767 (33840/923), built for the abortive USAF tanker lease program, into the database:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © David Lednicer



User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5337 times:



Quoting Visityyj (Reply 1):
Yes, the flights are filed under BOExxx although the timings are subject to change up to the last minute. They often aren't filed (outbound) until just before departure.

Not only that, but the times are very often wrong. I work across the street and track Flight Aware... very, very rarely are test flights out when scheduled. To see them, the best thing to do is have a radio or a good view of the ramp.

The other callsign to look for is EIAXXX. Any EIA that is a 744 is an LCF. On most days, you'll get one landing or takeoff, but at a random time.

Enjoy the tour... it's a fun place to be.

Also, if you're going to be in Seattle proper, Boeing Field has some cool traffic. In addition to 737 test flights, the two 777Fs are currently there, and between 4-7pm, you'll get a lot of the cargo heavies, such as UPS MD11/767/757, DHL 767, and a DC-8 for a carrier whose name I always forget.

Jeremy



Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Spotting At Love Field posted Thu Jan 5 2006 02:55:58 by Sleekjet
Night Spotting At PAE posted Fri Aug 25 2006 11:47:58 by KBFIspotter
Spotting/Photo At Boeing Field: Do's & Don'ts posted Sun Aug 29 2004 21:17:04 by ExitRow
Spotting At BOS Today posted Tue Jul 29 2008 13:07:27 by Boeing707
Spotting At Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) posted Thu Jul 24 2008 10:33:00 by P3Orion
Spotting At BHX posted Sun Jul 20 2008 14:27:54 by Misterdsdan
Question About Spotting At TPA posted Sat Jul 12 2008 14:12:25 by MaidensGator
Spotting At Barbados posted Sat Mar 8 2008 13:40:06 by Flcriminal
Is It Allowed To Spotting At CDG / ORY? posted Wed Mar 5 2008 09:01:07 by Pompompurinman
Spotting At Heatrow? posted Tue Mar 4 2008 00:14:47 by KhelmDTW
Night Spotting At PAE posted Fri Aug 25 2006 11:47:58 by KBFIspotter
Spotting/Photo At Boeing Field: Do's & Don'ts posted Sun Aug 29 2004 21:17:04 by ExitRow
9L Spotting At LHR posted Wed Jan 5 2011 03:18:39 by MichaelEI
Spotting At SIN/WSSS posted Wed Dec 15 2010 16:30:26 by SIA6696
Spotting At Heathrow - 09L posted Sun Dec 12 2010 09:37:01 by pilotalltheway
Spotting At LRM Dominican Republic posted Sun Dec 5 2010 07:44:26 by sergioboeing
Spotting At Cyeg posted Sun Nov 21 2010 17:44:57 by flightkid9
Anyone Spotting At LAX On 17th Nov Afternoon? posted Tue Nov 16 2010 00:13:08 by Nicholasjo
Photos At Paine Field & Everett posted Thu Apr 12 2007 23:58:39 by Soundtrack
Spotting At Love Field posted Thu Jan 5 2006 02:55:58 by Sleekjet
Night Spotting At PAE posted Fri Aug 25 2006 11:47:58 by KBFIspotter
Spotting/Photo At Boeing Field: Do's & Don'ts posted Sun Aug 29 2004 21:17:04 by ExitRow
Spotting At Innsbruck And St. Moritz posted Mon Mar 12 2012 13:43:16 by stevemchey
Spotting At St.Maarten posted Tue Feb 21 2012 10:53:38 by jlunddk
Anyone Spotting At HKT On 2 & 3-Mar? posted Tue Feb 21 2012 07:06:51 by ToVeR
Spotting At MAN On Thursday 22 Feb posted Tue Feb 21 2012 04:39:40 by btblue
Anyone Spotting At BKK On 29-Feb, 1, 4 & 5-Mar? posted Sun Feb 19 2012 19:48:31 by ToVeR
Anyone Spotting At LHR On Next Thursday? posted Mon Feb 13 2012 16:35:59 by teme82