A group of AvGeeks in front of a Boeing 747-8I – Photo: The Boeing Company
What a ride! This year’s Aviation Geek Fest Seattle was bigger and better than ever.
I have to say that I am very honored by the fact that I get flown around the world to do some pretty amazing aviation-related things, but Aviation Geek Fest has become one of my favorites to look forward to each year. I am just so happy I got to share the experience with 300 AvGeeks!
Boeing SST mockup in the Museum of Flight Restoration Center
SATURDAY: PAINE FIELD DAY
For me, the first day (Saturday the 15th) started with a trip to the Museum of Flight Restoration Center where I was able to check out the Boeing SST mockup, a Comet, the first-ever Boeing 727, and a Boeing 247.
BONUS: An Inside Look How the Museum of Flight Restores Their Aircraft
I just love the feel of this facility; it is raw. Although there were many cool ongoing projects, the best part was talking to the folks doing the restoration. They love what they do, they have a sense of humor, and they have so much amazing background on the planes.
It has been over a week now since Aviation Geek Fest Seattle and many of us still are having a hard time wiping the grins off our faces. We are still waiting on the photos from Boeing (coming soon) and when we get them, we will be sure to share.
For now, we wanted to get feedback from those of you attended and those of you who were not able to attend; What do you want to see at Aviation Geek Fest Seattle 2015? The sky (well, maybe shallow space) is the limit. What did you like? What didn’t you like? What dates work best for it? You can be honest – no feelings will be hurt.
AvGeeks endure the rain to get close to a Dreamlifter next to the Future of Flight during AGF14 Photo: David Parker Brown | AirlineReporter
Take a moment and share your thoughts in the comments, as well as read other comments and see what you think. We want to make sure the next AGF is bigger and better than ever!
Thanks to Ian (@ikluft) for making the AGF15 banner
Today starts the two-day amazing aviation event Aviation Geek Fest Seattle! We have about 300 different people (200 per day, some doing just one day), over the course of the event that will experience some pretty cool things. If you were one of those who would have loved to come, but were not able to make it, you can still enjoy through the wonder of social media.
You can follow through our Facebook, our Twitter and the #AGF14 hashtag (also seen below). There will be times of great activity, followed by total silence as we enter periods where no cameras are allowed. If you like what you see and might want to join in on a future AvGeek Fest in the future, make sure you are on the mailing list.
This story was originally posted on Jan 12, 2014 and re-posted with updated details on Feb 12, 2014.
Unite AvGeeks! This weekend is it – Aviation Geek Fest 2014 – and to say that we are excited is an understatement. Personally this will be my fifth AGF and I am more excited about this one versus any of the others (and the others were awesome).
A HUGE thanks to Sandy Ward & Toni Olson at the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour for organizing most of these great activities.
I wanted to share all the newest updates to help you prepare for the weekend.
We are getting closer and closer to the next Aviation Geek Fest Seattle (#AGF14) and it is going to be bigger and better than ever. The dates have been locked in; February 15th and 16th 2014, which is President’s Day Weekend.
What is Aviation Geek Fest you ask? It is a two-day hootenanny of aviation goodness in Seattle. Pretty much if you are an AvGeek, you are going to LOVE it.
I just met with the Future of Flight on Friday and although we don’t have too many details at this point, we are in the process of making things happen and I think you will be happy with the results. But there are things that you can do to prepare now.
The Aviation Geek Fest 2010 peeps pose in front of a GE90 engine on a Boeing 777. Image: Boeing.