SOUTHPACIFIC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3119 times:
Been a while, but I'm back.
OK, first off, let me explain why I'm asking. I have to create a trip to the Pacific Northwest as a report for school, and naturally I thought that the Museum of Flight in Seattle would make an interesting place to see. So, has anyone been there?
How much is there to see? Do you have to pay admission?
Maybe you could share with me the details of your trip, and if you went anyplace else? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Admin- Please do not delete this post, I really need the info.
EyeSky From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3095 times:
Check out this website. http://museumofflight.org
It will give you a real good idea of what's available at the Museum of Flight. It's a great place. Living in the Seattle area, I never miss an opportunity to visit when out-of-town visitors come to see us.
There is a huge expansion that is scheduled for sometime next year that will add several hundred thousand feet of exhibit space. The museum has lots of aircraft that it can't display (or protect properly) because they just don't have the room.
It's really worth a visit if you can manage it. Then afterward you can hang out at Boeing Field, head down to Renton Municipal Field and then up to Paine Field and RELLY do some gawking.
Good luck on your report. Hope you get to visit one day.
N766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3081 times:
I live in the Seattle area and have been to the museum many times as well. The museum includes the Red Barn that the Boeing Co. started its operations in, as well as some rare aircraft in its main facility. You can see a SR-71 with drone, sit in a SR-71 cockpit, go inside a former Air Force One (VC-137), a Boeing 247, MiG fighter, and many more one-of-a-kind aircraft. I could spend hours there.
Besides aircraft, they have a few space exhibits, an air traffic control exhibit with observation area for BFI, and much more. A definite must-see.
Westjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3085 times:
I went to Seattle for the exact reason of wanting to see the museum of flight. I also planned a side trip to Everett to see the Boeing Aircraft factory. You should add that into your report too (if you don't already have it).
Check the website EyeSky gave you for the admition price.
There is also a simulator where you watch a high speed video of a modern dogfight and a great gift shop.
PropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3065 times:
Hello, I was actually there last week. I had been there before and this trip was just to go to Boeing, the museum of flight and other attractions. First off, when you get there you see Mt Rainier. It is a big ass mountain and it is truely beautiful. While in Seattle, be sure to go to Pike Place Market and see the guys throwing fish. The place is famous for that. Also, go up in the space needle to see a great view of seattle and surrounding areas. The meuseum of flight is located at the Boeing Renton plant. it is cool but definately NOT a full day thing. Be sure to take a tour of the Boeing Everrit (not spelled right) plant. Here you see where they make the 747-400, 747-400F, 767 models, and 777 models. if you have any more questions, e-mail me at email@example.com
SOUTHPACIFIC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3048 times:
Thank you for the info!
One question, what do you need to do to get into the Boeing Everett Plant? Is there a daily tour or do you need to do some calling around?
What did YOU do. I only have two days now until it's due!!
N766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3045 times:
Actually, PropilotJW, the museum is not at the Renton Boeing plant, but across the street from corporate HQ at Boeing Field.
As for the Boeing Everett facility at Paine Field/Snohomish Co. Intl Airport (PAE), Boeing has daily tours. Just call 'em up to get tour times (they run many times a day) so you can see the world's largest building by volume. Everett is about 30 miles north of Seattle on I-5.
Boeing Renton is the home of the 737/757 plant and some of the design facilities. I am not sure if you can get a tour of this plant- I have been there, but it was for the Next Generation 737 rollout. RNT is a great airport to watch planes (sometimes 737s and 757s going to Boeing Field!) because a public access road goes almost right up to the edge of the runway in some places.