Last year’s Aviation Geek Fest was awesome. This year is going to be even better. Meet and hear Boeing Historian Mike Lombardi speak, tour the factory floor (like literally on the floor, not on the balcony like with public tours) of the Boeing 767, 777 and 747-8 production lines, meet other aviation nerds and quite a bit more. Oh and guess what Boeing 747-8 has in production right now? That’s right, the very first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental.

If you are going to be in the Seattle area on Saturday, October 23, 2010, you are on Twitter and this sounds like something you might be interested in, get ready! Only 45 tickets will be made available to purchase starting at 11am (PST) this Friday October 15th for $20.00. Once they are gone… they are gone! The event is being hosted at the Future of Flight and will all take place at Paine Field.

If you are not able to make it, do not worry. You will be able to follow on Twitter and I am sure there will be a blog written up on it as well.


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so if I don’t tweet, I’m S.O.L.?

It seems to be intended as a “tweet-up” type of event, based on the conditions listed in the registration. So if you didn’t have an account on Twitter, it takes a few minutes to make one. Problem solved!

yeah, I made one. It shall languish and die. But I did get a ticket.

Chris – Maybe Dave’s blog and the web site didn’t say it but… The purpose of having attendees confirm they have accounts on social networks is undoubtedly partly to help promote the Future of Flight Museum. There’s a promotional aspect showing AvGeeks having fun there. And it’s a worthwhile non-profit organization to support. If the event turns out to be anywhere near as much fun as I think it will be, they’ll have earned the attention. So it should be a win-win for the organizers and attendees. Rather than just let your new Twitter account languish just as a way to attend, you might consider at least helping to do your part to tweet about your experience. You could even use this to start using Twitter for the long term. There will be chances to ask more about it there. Anyway, think about it.

Of course, I should have mentioned the Boeing factory too. Since the Future of Flight is the entrance to the Boeing tour, I was thinking about them as one… But once we talk with the organizers, we’ll probably find that this event depended on quite some generosity from Boeing.

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