Calling all AvGeeks: Head to the Boeing factory for a limited-time tour of a 787

Sep 17, 2019

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If you’re an AvGeek living in or near Seattle, or are going to travel to the area, clear your calendars. For six days only, Boeing is giving you the opportunity to get up close to a brand new 787-9 at the Future of Flight Museum.

The museum, located near Everett, WA, is open year-round and offers tours of Boeing’s factory. It also has a free observation deck at the northwest corner of Paine Field, offering views of runway 16R as well as Boeing’s newest planes fresh off the manufacturing line. From September 16-22, the museum is offering an additional tour that’ll appeal to AvGeeks and aviation lovers— a 30 minute guided tour of the exterior of a really unique 787-9.

Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy

The tour will take place every day this week, excluding Thursday, 9/19. There are 11 time slots of 30 minutes each available each day, with the first starting at 10:15am and the last at 4:15pm. Entrance for adults aged 15+ costs $7, and children are free. Tickets must be purchased at the onsite ticket counter.

Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy

This 787-9, registration N1015B, is currently wrapped in a festive “Dreams Take Flight” purple and pink livery, which was inspired by the Employees Community Fund of Boeing (ECF). The ECF is a pooled fund of tax-deductible donations from Boeing employees that helps support local charities through grants.

Interestingly, this unique livery wasn’t painted on the plane. Instead, the plane is wrapped in the world’s largest decal to ever be applied on an aircraft. As reported by Airliner Watch, Boeing decided to repurpose this brand-new aircraft after Hong Kong Airlines canceled its order for this 787-9.

Close up view of engine and landing gear of Boeing
A Boeing 787 engine (Photo by of Getty Images)

So, if you’re around Seattle this week, make a trip up to Everett to get up close to this special plane. You’ll make AvGeeks jealous around the world.

Featured photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy

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