Browsing Tag: Paine Field

A few Boeing 787's among other Boeing products from the sky. That is the Future of Flight in the background.

A few Boeing 787's among other Boeing products from the sky. That is the Future of Flight in the background. Photo by Liz Matzelle

Saturday was the first sunny day in the Seattle area in a long time. The whole thing about Seattle always being rainy is normally not all true…however the past week and a half it sure has felt like it.

On Saturday Liz Matzelle (@ImperfectSense) was able to get a flight above Paine Field (KPAE) and she took some pretty sweet photos. Can you identify the planes in all her photos?

I recently took a tour on the ground of KPAE, but you can’t beat being in the sky.

Check out Liz’s 25 other amazing photos of KPAE from the sky!

Boeing 247 from the Museum of Flight

Boeing 247 from the Museum of Flight

What a beautiful and sunny day to be hanging around a bunch of airplanes and aviation enthusiast. This Saturday I was able to spend a few hours at Paine Field for the General Aviation Day put on by the Washington Pilots Association and Snohomish County’s Paine Field.

Not only were there amazing historical aircraft, but people from all around flew their personal planes and also had them on display (I was sad I had to drive). Even though there were lots of impressive aircraft, seeing pilots donate their time and fuel to fly 8 to 17 year olds for free really put a smile to my face. The Young Eagles allows kids the chance to try out aviation and get the motivated to fly. Two rows of personal planes (ranging from Cessnas to Bonanzas) were lined up ferrying over 220 kids up into the blue sky. Every child coming off those planes had a smile from ear to ear. What a great program! If you have an airplane and want to share the experience of flight to children, join on up (If you have an airplane [or helicopter] and want to fly an almost 30yr old blogger, email me :)).

Unfortunately I had to leave after a few hours because of other engagements, but Liz Matzelle (@ImperfectSense) was there to take wonderful photos of the aircraft in flight [which is great, because Liz has a wonderful eye when it comes to photography and took better photos than I could have :)]

If you missed out this year, don’t worry, I am sure it will be back next year. It is definitely worth the drive and the free admission! Until then, if you are a pilot or have an interest in general aviation, looked at joining the Washington Pilots Association — they work hard to keep the spirit of general aviation alive in Washington state!

Fun Media For You:
* All my photos from the day’s events
* Amazing photos from Liz Matzelle
* General Aviation Day Photos 2010 from Bill Gardner
* General Aviation Day Photos 2009 from Bill Gardner

Come check out General Aviation Day on May 15th at Paine Field.

Come check out General Aviation Day on May 15th at Paine Field. Click flier for more information.

These are some of my favorite things: Boeing, Paine Field, Future of Flight, General Aviation and free stuff.

Where can you get all of these in one shot? At the General Aviation Day!

Details:

WHAT: General Aviation Day
WHEN: Saturday, May 15th 2010 9am to 3:30pm
WHERE: Paine Field @ 3601 109th Street Southwest Everett, WA 98204
HOW MUCH: $0 – Admission is FREE!

So what’s gonna be there you ask?
* Flying Heritage Collection
* Historic Flight Foundation Open House
* Cascade War Birds
* FOOD! Taste of Mukilteo + Kiwanis BBQ
* Activities for kids
* Future of Flight
* Free Young Eagle Flights (for kids 8-17)
* Learn to fly seminar for adults
* Oh yea, AIRPLANES!
* AND MUCH MORE

You better believe there is gonna be some sort of Tweet Up going on at the event as well. No need to register just show up. And if you are going to show up, be sure to Tweet so we can meet up!

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The three Boeing 747-8 tails all lined up

The three Boeing 747-8 tails all lined up

Last Saturday, I decided to drive around Paine Field located in Everett, WA. I have done it before, but not since I started my blog. I wanted to see what planes I could see and how close I could get before hitting a fence. I was quite surprised with some of the views I found.

I took my camera and iPhone along and took pictures and thought you might be interested in what I saw:

* Great angle to see all three Boeing 747-8 tails lined up
* The first Boeing 727 with old United Airlines livery
* Two Eva Airlines Boeing 777’s
* Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 in special retro livery

The best part, it was all free and anyone can access all the areas I went. The day was gray and rainy, but well worth it. Turns out a Twitter follower, Kevin (@TxAgFlyer), followed the same path on Sunday and got some pretty nice pictures with the sky being blue and purple, instead of gray.

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