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IT’S HAPPENING! Aviation Geek Fest 2017, is a go! There was a lot up in the air (heh), so things were kept a bit hush-hush, until we knew we could announce something. Here is the announcement coming from the Institute of Flight:

The international Aviation Geek Fest 2017, the most important event for commercial aviation fans from around world, is set for September 29, 30 and October 1 at the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour at Paine Field, Mukilteo. The annual confab brings the top AvGeeks for three days of intense networking, VIP tours, special speakers, drone flights and more. Presented by the Institute of Flight with sponsorship and support from Airlinereporter.com. Details are being finalized. Preregistration will open in August.

I know. That doesn’t give you much time to plan and you have lots of questions. Things are going to be moving fast, so hold on to your AvGeek boots. Be sure you have joined our e-mail list — folks on that list get all the juicy details as they go live. Also be sure to check back on our page AirlineReporter.com/AGF.

WHAT IS AVIATION GEEK FEST?

Aviation Geek Fest is an opportunity for fans of flight to get together and experience some awesome behind-the-scenes aspects of airlines, airports, and aviation. Much of it — is not open to the general public. The event can be as small as 10; the largest we have had so far is about 350.

The last event was held in Seattle in April of 2016, and 250 tickets sold out almost instantly. The demand is high for people who are interested in aviation to have a unique, special, and fun experience.

Previous events have done VIP tours, including the Boeing wide-body factory floor, the 737 factory, Dreamliner gallery, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Alaska Airlines maintenance, and much more!
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39 Comments

Did it have to be scheduled the same day as the southwest max inaugural… really…

Yup! That was the first thing we asked. “What is that darn WN inaugural?
Let’s book it then!!!” :). The great thing about aviation is there is always cool stuff going on around the year. That is hard when you are trying to plan an event.

David | AirlineReporter

Ken Bateman

I am one that would like to be part of this group, but will be unable to be in Seattle at the end of September. What does it take to be part of this group say, next year, 2018?

A desire to want to do cool things with planes 🙂 Also sign up on the email list so you don’t miss it.

Thanks! David

I’m psyched. Last year was my first AGF and I’d love to come back this year. Will the size be about the same as last year?

Kevin Horn

Hoping to attend! Looks like a great time!

Missed out last year, but had an amazing time at AGF16. Definitely worth whatever it takes to get there.

Sebastien

Have never been to this event…looks like an amazing time! Would love to attend…actually going to be in Seattle area end of September…hopefully it works out!

Hope to see you there Sebastian!

Sebastien

David, is there any update on registration? We are quickly approaching the 1 month mark and people (myself included) need to get airline reservations underway if we want any chance to attend. It is a bit strange that AirlineReporter has been completely silent on this. Looking forward (and I’m sure everyone else on this page) to hearing for updates.

Oren Ben Ibghei

I am definitely looking to register to this event and same as Sebastian, I need to make travel arrangements ( international).

Oren Ben Ibghei +972528531126

Oren Ben Ibghei

I am from Israel, looking forward to fly for the event, anyone know the ticket cost from previous years?

Let’s see… last year, per person (all USD) – $135 main weekend events ticket, $70 for the Dreamliner gallery tour and reception the first evening, $20 for a group breakfast one of the mornings. Of course the events and prices may change this year.

Due to additional costs, they will be higher this year. However, we are planning to have to broken down, where you can purchase just a particular day and do not have to get the whole weekend! Still going to be worth it!

David

Oren Ben Ibghei

Great info!
Looking forward for the registration in order to get flying and hotel arrangements.

Looking forward to it. Hope to make the trip down with a couple members from our flight school.

Sebastien

Any updates on registration? Will there be a maximum number of tickets allotted? I don’t want to miss out, ha!

Oren Ben Ibghei

Hi folks any ETA for tickets registration?

I have known recent WHAT IS AVIATION GEEK FEST ? Really it is a helpful post who is interested to learn about that.

Oren Ben Ibghei

Hi Jamesanthoni, I am interested.

Oren Ben Ibghei

Stephen Doyle

Looking forward to it, any idea when registration will open?

Oren Ben Ibghei

Any chances to pre-register -:)
Just take my card!

Oren Ben Ibghei

Hi David,
Any update in regards to pre-registration?
Looking forward.

Oren Ben Ibghei

Hello geeks! I am arriving internationally for this even, can anyone estimate when registration starts?

Oren Ben Ibghei

Hello…. Anyone here? Is this event still happening?

Sebastien

Oren, I’m not sure why there has been complete silence on this. We should try directly e-mailing David (address above) to see if we can get information. Strange as no other visitors on the website are commenting either. At this point, I am expecting to completely miss this event (if this is a serious event at all!) as I cannot make travel arrangements in a timely matter.

Don’t worry, we’re still here tracking and waiting. I imagine as soon as there’s something specific to announce, we’ll hear about it. And there’s still a few days left in August!

Sebastien

Hi Steve. Unfortunately, not all have us have the luxury of waiting until the last month (we are just over one month out) due to work schedules and international travel arrangements that need to be made. If this event truly is supposed to be a collection of aviation enthusiasts/pilots/mechanics, etc. from around the world, then the details of this should have been confirmed months ago. Otherwise, the only people able to attend are going to be kids on break from school (or is that the targeted audience?). Thanks.

Hey Sebastien,

Sorry about the last minute stuff on this. There has been a lot going on behind the scenes and we were faced with either moving forward with not as much notice or canning the event. We opted to move forward. Believe me, there are many people working hours each day to make this come together and get the information out. The event is happening, just how things will look and the costs are all still being worked out. We hope to be able to announce more information on the tickets/schedule/etc in the next day or so. We know this year will likely not be as international as previous years, but I am hoping enough people will still be able to make it. Thanks for your patience!

David | AirlineReporter

Oren Ben Ibghei

Hi gents,
I now see the event in the future of aviation calendar web site, however, registration is not possible.
Do you also receive an error?
Oren

Oren Ben Ibghei

Hi Sebastian,
I also need to make travel arrangements and at this time off year flights are already full.
Let’s give a chance till the end of the week and If we are still silence, I will contact David.

Hey Oren,

The event is happening! I keep waiting for additional information to announce, but things keep popping up. There should be an update to http://www.airlinereporter.com/agf and an email sent out to the list here in the next day or so. Thanks for your patience!

David | AirlineReporter

Oren Ben Ibghei

Great to hear David!
I am planning to travel internationally for this event which I’ve been waiting the entire year!
Looking forward for registration.
Oren

Oren Ben Ibghei

Dear David, Thank you for the information, I’ve pre-registered, booked a room and rented a car.
Assuming that I will get lucky with purchasing the event ticket, I will move forward with my international flight arrangements.
I will be more than happy to drive up to four people with me to each day.
Oren

Oren Ben Ibghei

Dear David, I’ve already pre-registered on September 1.
I am coming directly from Tel Aviv, ISRAEL.
Again thank you and of course this will not be shared and definitely not taken for granted!

Oren Ben Ibghei +972528531126 obenibghei@aligntech.com

Oren Ben Ibghei

Dear David, Please see email and kindly advise if it means that I can move forward with my international travel arrangement.
Thank you, Oren

———- Forwarded message ———- From:

Oren Ben Ibghei

Indeed Tel Aviv, ISRAEL.

Oren Ben Ibghei +972528531126 obenibghei@aligntech.com

Oren Ben Ibghei

Hi David, I completed my travel arrangements (flights,hotel and car).
I am very excited and looking forward to get there!
Thank you for your time and support.
See u soon -:)

Oren Ben Ibghei +972528531126 obenibghei@aligntech.com

Oren Ben Ibghei

Hi David,
Snce we are entering the last week of August, I will much appreciate to complete the registration process and to get my international travel tickets.
Thank you

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