on November 14, 2000
We knew the last tour of the day was at 3pm and barely made it to the entrance on time. We bought our tickets and rushed into the auditorium where our guide was giving a short talk and showed a background movie about the factory.
The Boeing Factory is the largest building in the world by volume. This is where 747s, 767's and 777's are built. Inside the huge space, there are cable machinery running along the roofs, sections of planes and the assembly machines, and bikes for employees to get around. We were able to see how the intricate system of cables carried entire sections of planes and wings throughout the factory. The tour ends with a bus tour around the runway area (we saw a Korean Airline jet land after a test flight) and the parking lots of planes waiting for delivery. Our guide also gave us interesting tidbits about cost, payment process, and how planes are tested and delivered.
Our tour group had people from all over the US as well as Germany and Asia. Afterwards, we browsed the company store and bought a handful of wooden airplanes-they fly very well and kids love them.
Check out the website for information: Boeing Everett Factory Tour
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