StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2211 times:
Living 2 miles from PAE (where the widebody plant is located) and living underneath the flight pattern, I can say that there is a lot of small, private aircraft flying in and out, as there is also a flight school there. If you were to stay there for 4-5 hours at PAE, you would see a lot of Cessnas and the like. Everyone once in a while I do see larger aircraft taking off, but for some reason it's not very common. I did have the fortunate experience once of being near the tour center, and watching a QF744 approach 16R, and then accelerate at the last minute, turn right towards Puget Sound, fly south, and then turn and land on 34L.
When you come to Everett, email me and I can provide more directions/advice.
Re: BFI...it's a lot more active, and has a lot of bizjet activity, as well as private aircraft, and Airborne, et. al. also flies in there. I've also seen a lot of 737's fly in there as well. If you're going to spend a few hours spotting, BFI is definitely your better bet, and closer to downtown Seattle.
FullThrottle From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 79 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2136 times:
Boeing has a bunch of cargo going through in the morning and that is also where the private jets are kept. I have flown in there 3 times, i think. What was really cool was there was a Gulfstream 5 in front of me and a falcon behind me of take off. That was intense, esspecially because I was in a Cessna 172.