See the 787 Dreamliner prototype at Future of Flight
August 28, 2008 · Updated 10:56 AM
Mukilteo The Future of Flight Aviation Center, 8415 Paine Field Blvd in Mukilteo, is home to the one-piece barrel, advanced composite 787 Dreamliner prototype, which represents Boeings newest commercial airplane scheduled for delivery in early 2008. Visitors to the Future of Flight may also step inside the 787 Dreamliner interior prototype, which features larger windows, more stowage space and improved lighting than similarly sized airplanes.
Those visiting the Future of Flight may also want to get another view of the 787 Dreamliner before it is airborne, which they can do by visiting Stocker Farms in Snohomish. This year, Stocker Farms features the 787 Dreamliner as the theme of their annual corn maze, which uses a series of trails on its 10-acre field to create the design of the 787 Dreamliner. Stocker Farms has been designing corn mazes for the last six years, each featuring a different theme.
Visitors to the corn maze may redeem their Stocker Farm boarding pass at the Future of Flight for a two-ride-for-the-price-of-one XJ5 Simulator ride in the Future of Flights gallery.
The Future of Flight Aviation Center is a unique learning and interpretive facility designed to let visitors experience the marvel of commercial jet aviation and production. It celebrates the historic accomplishments of the last 50 years since the first flight of the Boeing 707 and highlights the technological possibilities for powered, winged flight during the next 50 years.
The 73,000-square-foot Future of Flight facility includes a 28,000-square-foot Aviation Gallery with interactive exhibits and displays, 9,000-square-foot, rooftop observation deck overlooking Paine Field, Boeing Tour Center, conference space for 250 people, special event space for groups of up to 750 people, a 240-seat theater, 125-seat cafe, Future of Flight Store and Boeing Store.
The Future of Flight Aviation Center also features Aviation Zones with hands-on exhibits, videos, graphics and interactive stations where visitors can design their own airplanes. The facility also encompasses The Boeing Tour the only public tour of a commercial jet assembly plant in North America. Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 7-days-a-week.
For more information, visit www.futureofflight.org.