Boeing Tour

Headed to the Boeing Everett Campus for a tour. If you have transport, you can easily make your way there along the I5 from downtown Seattle or like us book a tour with hotel pick up from a reputable tour company. We used Tour Northwest. Our guide and driver Tim provided excellent commentary on historical parts of Seattle, Bill Boeing and Tim’s longing to be a rock star, motivated by Dave Grohl from the Nirvana/Foo Fighters fame busking at Pike Place Market four days earlier where Tim often busks. Somehow busking with a Banjo may not bring the rewards Tim’s looking for.

Tours of the Boeing factory are 90 minutes are very well organised and run like clockwork (check for timings). No cameras, electronic equipment, food, drinks, weapons are allowed, and there are only toilet facilities for emergencies.

Everett campus as it’s called is where the larger Boeing aircraft are manufactured including the 777, 787  and the 767 freighters as the passenger version is no longer produced.

The escorted tour took approximaitly five hours from pick up to drop off at the hotel. If you have your own transport I would highly recommend driving there yourself and spending some time on the observation deck weather permitting, located on the roof of the Future of Flight centre looking down runway 16/34 at Payne Field. They even have the control tower broadcasting over speakers on the deck. As recently as March this year commercial flights started operating out of Payne Field to service the residents of Western Washington with 24 daily departures so there is always some activity.