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Boeing 'Future of Flight' Museum and Factory Tour

Monday, May 14, 2007

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We have reservations for the Boeing factory tour in Everett, WA today at 11am, so we get up early to pack up and take off for what we thought would be an hour drive. Traffic in Seattle was horrible, so we sat in traffic for 30 minutes, barely moving and called to have our tour moved to 11:30.

The Boeing factory in Everett is where they assemble their large jets. They were assembling several 777s today when we toured their large building. It was interesting to see simply because the building if HUGE. It's the largest building in the world by volume. I forget how many football fields they said they could fit in there; however, I do remember that they said they could fit Disneyland inside.
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They talked alot about their newest jetliner, the Dreamliner. I think they said it's an 787. They were setting up to build their first one in the near future.

We spent some time in their Future of Flight museum, including a consumer survey to give them feedback on two different interiors of a jet. We sat in two different mock-ups of jet interiors and rated them. They gave us a Boeing pen as a thank you :-) Joe and Jere had fun pretending to drive a jet in their museum:
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We drove to Burlington WA after the tour. We have an 8am appointment at the Burlington Camping World tomorrow to have some work done on the RV.

Posted by jengelman 06:56 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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