Boeing Field in 2005
King County International Airport, or Boeing Field (BFI) as it is commonly known, is the largest business and general aviation airport in the Seattle area. If you are flying your Gulfstream or Challenger in to Seattle, this is the place you are likely going to be landing.
The line up of brand new Boeing 737s at BFI – Photo: Bernie Leighton
There are a few scheduled services in and out of this airport, which include Kenmore Air Express and cargo flights with UPS & DHL (FedEx is based at SeaTac). The major traffic at this airport comes from general aviation, business jets via the Fixed Base Operators (FBOs), and Boeing test flights.
Because of this diversity, BFI is a great place to go aircraft spotting.
Historic Flight's B-25, named Grumpy. Photo by Liz Matzelle.
When I look back at some of my photos when I first started this blog, it is very embarrassing. I started with passion and no photography skills what-so-ever. Over the years I have been able to pick up a few tricks and learn from some wonderful people, but still needing to learn some of the basics.
Some of those people are hosting a basic aviation photography class at the Historic Flight Foundation on Saturday May 14th, starting at 10am. Best part is, the class only costs you admission to Historic Flight which is $12 (and you can get your Paine Field Passport there for another $10).
The class will go over the basics and provide Q&A for those who have questions (that’s me). So, if you are going to be in the Seattle area on the 14th and want to build your photography skills, with no judging your lack of skills, then sign up for the class and I will see you on the 14th.
If you are ready to take your photography skills to the next level, they are also offering a class on air-to-air photography on May 20th.
Get more details:
* See the class schedule
* Register for the class
* Learn about the organization
* Directions to the Historic Flight Foundation