It has finally arrived! The first Boeing 727 is scheduled to have its final flight today! Of course, this could change (it already did once), but we are super excited.
The 727 final flight basics
WHAT: Final flight of the first Boeing 727.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2nd. Take off is scheduled to be 10:30am PST and landing shortly after.
WHERE: Lift off from Paine Field (KPAE) and landing at Boeing Field (KBFI).
WHY: Moving the plane from the Museum of Flight Restoration Center to be displayed at the Museum of Flight. And because it will be freak’n epic!
How to be a part of the historic final flight
Obviously the best way to experience this event is in person, but that won’t be a possibility for many of you. If you are going to be in the Seattle area, you have a few options. Unfortunately, you will not have time to watch the take off and then make it south to see the landing — so you have to choose.
Both the Museum of Flight and the Institute of Flight (formerly Future of Flight Foundation) are offering VIP viewing access. You can register for the take off here or head on over to the Museum of Flight to watch the landing. If you want to do it on your own, we offer our Paine Field and Boeing Field spotting guides to help you find a cool location.
If you are going to follow the flight remotely, you can follow us via our Twitter account (see the live feed below) and also the #727finalflight hashtag. The Museum of Flight will be offering a live feed via their Periscope account.
If you know of more viewing options, please leave them in the comments below.
Background on the 727’s final flight
Here is our coverage of the 1st Boeing 727’s last flight:
- Current status and tons of great information from Bob Bogash
- Interview with the captain of the final flight
- Video: Taxi test of the first 727 at Paine Field
- Rare photos: The anniversary of the 727’s first flight
- An AvGeek in the left seat — flying the Boeing 727
- Photo tour of the first 727 cabin — looks almost new
- Background: The first Boeing 727 prepares for its last flight