Rebirth of a Childhood Dream at Boeing Factory

by David Ng

in Travel

Boeing Museum
Everybody has some sort of a dream as a child. For some, it is to become president of the country and others, to become a famous movie star that is idolized by millions of adoring fan. That’s crazy right? My dream is much more realistic… to become extremely rich and be able to afford my very own Boeing Dreamliner. At a starting price of roughly $150 million, I’d better start saving and recycling them aluminum cans.


Today, I saw my dream become reality. (Sort of) I visited the birthplace of many currently operating airplanes. At the Boeing factory in Everett is where hundreds of airplane come to life every year.

The whole Boeing property includes land for testing these planes, factories to assemble the planes, a museum, and of course a gift shop.
Boeing
This is where Boeing tests their planes before handing them over to their owners.
Boeing Museum
Inside the building is a museum with many amazing Boeing related exhibits.
Airplane Cockpit
You can climb into a lifelike cockpit.
After visiting the museum, you can actually get a guided tour of the actual airplane factory and see for yourself how a plane is constructed from beginning to end. Photography on the tour is sadly prohibited though. :(
Gift Shop
After the guided tour of the factory you end up in the gift shop.
Wall of Planes
Looking at the wall of planes, I couldn’t believe there are so many different models.
Model Planes
At the end of the trip, I left with my very own Boeing 787 and only for 40 dollars. It is a 1:200 model, but hey now I can say I own a Boeing 787.

  • Tom

    Looks fun. So on the factory tour can you actually see an airplane being built? I am planning to bring my kids to see it this summer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/xjackyhuang Jacky Huang

    Oh wow! Where is this place? I wanna go too! 


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