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Snohomish County WA: Explore Aviation History PDF Print E-mail

Just a few miles north of Seattle, Snohomish County is a beautiful area to visit and explore. Its rich aviation history makes an ideal destination for those who love to fly or are just fascinated with aviation through the years.

Boeing Factory Tour, Everett: The Future of Flight Aviation Center, the world’s largest building, is open daily for tours. It’s 472 million square feet, and senior visitors should expect to do lots of walking. Flying Heritage Collection: It’s owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. To WWII and Korean War vets, this brings back many memories. The fully-restored aircraft are from the 1930s to 1950s era. A special event, Skyfair, is held each summer, and many of the planes take passengers on demo flights. There are over 20 fully-restored warbirds, including those from Germany, Japan, Russia, England and the USA.

Museum of Flight Restoration Center: Here you get a close-up look at how vintage aircraft are restored. The work is done by volunteers, and many are retired Boeing and other former aerospace workers.

For schedules, tickets and more detailed info, go to www.viator.com/Seattle-attractions/Boeing-Space-and-Flight-Center-tours

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