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Tour Of Boeing's Everett Factory  
User currently offlineSIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Hi,

has anybody here toured the Everett factory? what did you think?

i finally got the chance to take the tour last week and i was impressed, especially at the size of the building. however, when i went there were only 2 747s in the factory and they were not close to the tour balcony, which was disappointing. but overall it is neat stuff. i do wish they would let you get closer the aircraft on the tarmac (they only drive by it).

what did yall think?

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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2737 times:
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You might want to do a search as there is a recent thread on this very topic.


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User currently offlineCAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 909 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

I really enjoyed it. I got there a little early, and sat outside for a little while in the visitors parking lot, and saw a SIA 777 take off. I had no idea if it was a test flight or an actual delivery flight, but it was incredible just the same. So close to where I was. I hope to go back again.


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User currently onlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3822 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

Went there 4 years ago, the best thing: It's free!

After the tour you get to shop in the Boeing souvenier store. There's a lot of cool stuff, pretty expensive though.

Ah, and another very cool thing: They show you a movie where a 747 is assembled in fast forward. Those were the sweetest three minutes I've ever had. I swear.



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User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 722 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

It is not free anymore; I believe the cost is $5.

Another change is that younger children are not allowed on the tour anymore; it is now restricted to people 5 feet or taller in height. I know this because the height limit used to be 3 feet 6 inches, and recently I took my two sons, ages 7 and 5, up there to go on the tour and found that they had raised it. So we toured the Museum of Flight Restoration Facility instead. It is free, and does not frown on children. My boys and I were able to go aboard the Comet 4C and stand in the cockpit (well, they stood and I stooped - that must have been quite cramped with four flight crew members in it!). We were more than happy to leave a donation and still spent less than the tour would have cost.



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