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User currently offlineThomasWarloe From Norway, joined Jul 2008, 265 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4766 times:

Hello,

I am planning to take the Boeing Tour, and I was wondering about photography opportunities. I know that photography is not permitted on the tour itself. Is photography allowed from the spotting area at the factory? Also, if I go on a Sunday will there be anything going on? Sorry if this has already been discussed before; i searched online and on these forums and could not find much about the topic.

Thanks,
-Thomas

[Edited 2010-03-26 19:24:02]


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User currently offlinedlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 531 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4740 times:
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The Boeing Tour is at Paine Field (KPAE), not Boeing Field (KBFI). The tour begins and ends at the Future of Flight Center. There is a balcony at the Future of Flight Center that is an excellent spot to shoot from - you only need about an 85mm lens. Also, there is a berm on the east side of the parking lot that is good for shooting.

User currently offlineThomasWarloe From Norway, joined Jul 2008, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4645 times:

Quoting dlednicer (Reply 1):
Paine Field (KPAE), not Boeing Field (KBFI).


Oops, mixed the two up.

So they don't mind photography on the balcony even though you can't bring a camera on the tour? Also, like i was saying above, will anything be happening if i take the tour on a sunday?

Thanks,
-Thomas



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User currently offlinecschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4589 times:

The museum and the factory tour are two completely different buildings. In fact, they're on opposite sides of the airport. The factory is Boeing property, etc. etc. I don't know if the museum belongs the Boeing. There's also a hotel next to the museum.

Down at Boeing Field (really named King County International Airport), the Museum of Flight has a lot of Boeing stuff, but isn't owned by Boeing.


User currently offlinerightstuffphoto From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

I can recommend the tour. It's very informative and even though you can't take cameras it's still worth doing.
For photography I would give Paine Field a miss. There is usually little going on. Better to take the 45 minute drive south down I-5 to Boeing Field. Even at weekends there is always plenty to see and photograph. Go to the mid-field parking lot on the west side of the airport and shoot away. The local cops leave you alone and if fact will usually give you a friendly wave as they patrol inside the fence. Speaking of the fence, if you have steps take them as it's over 6 feet high.
Right now there are four 787s and two 747-8s at Boeing Field together with a multitude of different new 737s. Add this to the usual biz-jets, GA, Cargo Traffic (late in the afternoon) and the regular military visitors you'll have a great time. Hope this was helpfull. This is my "local" so I'll probably see you there.


User currently offline787seattle From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4544 times:

I would suggest checking Flightaware before you go to either airports. There tends to be more Boeing traffic on weekdays.


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User currently offlinemattcawby From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 199 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4516 times:

Quoting rightstuffphoto (Reply 4):
For photography I would give Paine Field a miss. There is usually little going on

Yes, I agree. Please don't come up here.



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User currently offlinenra-3b From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

Quoting mattcawby (Reply 6):
Yes, I agree. Please don't come up here.

lol

Pretty possessive aren't we? Just for that, I'm coming up there next week......

(really)

cheers,
Bob


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