Boeing 767-400 Model at Future of Flight Museum - 2012
The Future of Flight Museum is located on the Northwest Corner of Paine Field just across the runway from Boeing’s Everett, Washington Factory where 747s, 767s, 777s, and 787s, are built. It is a 29,000 square facility which is a unique partnership between Boeing, the County, and Museum, foundation.
In fact, it is often used to stage delivery events for new Boeing Aircraft to airlines, at least until the new Delivery Center is complete. The Gallery is closed at times for these events so it is best to check-in before heading out.
The museum has a number of artifacts, but only a few full-sized aircraft. However, it’s Stratodeck on the roof affords incredible views of the Boeing Everett Plant and flight operations of these aircraft. The Future of Flight is also the location of the excellent Boeing Everett Tour, though photography isn’t allowed. There is an incredible Boeing Store located on-site, which in itself almost qualifies as a museum.
Unique artifacts include: a 707 and 787 fuselage comparison, an actual Beechcraft Starship hanging from the roof, a 727 cockpit where visitors can sit and interact with, the tail of a 747, GE Turbofan engines, and very in-depth displays on both Boeing and Airbus airliners.
For more information on this excellent facility, visit www.futureofflight.org