How Planes are Made at Boeing in Seattle

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Future of Flight Aviation CenterWhen I was working with clients out in Seattle, I decided to check out the Boeing Factory Tour because I obviously love to fly. Definitely one of my favorite tours, the Future of Flight Aviation Center conducts tours of the facility which produces the Boeing 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner airplanes!

It is also the world’s largest building by volume (472,000,000 cubic feet or 13,385,378 cubic meters). Because the building is so large, the tour is a combination of short bus rides, 1/3 mile walk, 21 steep stairs and an elevator ride.

It’s truly amazing to see how airplanes are built from start to finish. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the Seattle area. Listed below are some guidelines that I downloaded from the website to help you with your planning- enjoy!!

  • All tours are conducted in English and last 90 minutes.
  • Boeing does not permit still photos or video cameras on the tour.
  • Children must be at least 4 feet (122 cm) tall to go on the tour.
  • Visitors may not carry babies on the tour. There is no child-care facility at the Future of Flight & Boeing Tour and there are no exceptions to these safety regulations.
  • No personal items are allowed on the tour including: purses, backpacks, cameras, binoculars, cell phones, etc. Lockers are available on-site, for a small fee, at the Future of Flight.
  • The tour can be done by wheelchair-bound and physically-challenged visitors with advance notice. Please advise when making reservations.


Just an fyi, the facility is located approximately 25 miles outside of Seattle. For additional information, refer to the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour website.

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