IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6208 posts, RR: 42 Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
No tours of the 737/757 line sadly. I have no idea about transport to Everett without a car. You might want to try the Boeing website. If that fails see if Grayline has something.
At Boeing Field you must see the Museum of Flight. Spotters are not particularly welcome at BFI, nor are we actively discouraged. A bit of a conundrum but as long as you don't push the limits no one will get too worried.
What is it with all the "is there a possibilty airline X will.." threads? The answer it'll is possible.
Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1088 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2007 times:
Here we go again MissPiedmont!
Thanks for the info. You seem to know Seattle pretty good. Did you ever hear anything about "Helijet"? They offer scheduled helicopter flights between Seattle/Victoria and Vancouver/Airport. Did you ever fly with them? If yes, is it worth the 100$ to see Seattle and Vancouver from above?
Squad55 From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 255 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1990 times:
Helijet flies from Vancouver Harbour or Victoria to BFI about twice a day. Getting from Seattle to Paine Field would be really difficult. The Boeing Tour building is on the north side of the field and the line is on the south. So it's pretty hard without a car. You might want to consider renting one for the day.
Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1088 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1986 times:
Paine Field = Boeing Field, right?
How far is it from downtown Seattle?
Well, when you tell me it's that hard then I really might rent a car at the airport when I arrive. Can you tell me anything about the flight to Victoria? Nice scenery?
Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 696 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1977 times:
Paine Field / Snohomish County Airport is in Snohomish County, about 25 miles north of Seattle. It is where the Boeing twin-aisle (747/767/777) assembly plant and tour are located. It is off of SR-526 just east of where it joins SR-525 in the town of Mukilteo. Boeing Field / King County International Airport is on the southern edge of Seattle. It is the home of Boeing's flight test center and delivery center for the single-aisle jetliners (737/757), as well as the Museum of Flight. I have travelled to Paine Field from Seattle via Metro Transit (in King County) and Community Transit (in Snohomish County), but it involves changing busses several times. I do not know is Sound Transit, a multi-county system, has any express busses that serve the airport, so renting a car might be the best option.
Kdonohue From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 368 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1949 times:
I haven't flown Helijet, but I know the scenery between Seattle and Victoria and Vancouver is great. I've flown on floats between Vancouver and Victoria. Both Victoria and Vancouver are great cities in their own right. Very different feel to them, but very scenic.
If I had a chance to Helijet between these three cities, I'd jump at the opportunity.