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Boeing Plant Tour

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Paine Field and the Boeing manufacturing plant is located about 30 minutes outside of Seattle. It’s hard to miss since it’s the largest building in the world by volume coming in at 4.3 million a square feet and 472 million cubic feet. To put it in terms everyone understands 75 football fields could fit inside.

The plant offers tours through their Future of Flight Aviation Center. The tour is kept under strict privacy; no cameras or notebooks allowed. After seeing a short video providing inspiration about the power of flight and subsequently travel, our small group all boarded a bus and drove around the runway to the behemoth manufacturing plant.

We were able to see 3 manufacturing lines on the tour, each operate a bit differently. The 747, 777, and the new 787 Dreamliner. We drove up to the plant and entered through the underground tunnel system (2.33 miles of pedestrian tunnels are located throughout the plant), and took an elevator to a catwalk-like viewing area above the assembly line. As I peered over the railing and took in the multiple planes and thousands of people below me, that’s when it hit me; the sheer complexity of what was in front of me.

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Written by  Sherry Ott.

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