SIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2912 times:
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).
CAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 913 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2825 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.
A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her. - W.C. Fields
Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 726 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2693 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.