The other day, we had to deliver a load at a poultry place in Seattle. After that, we had to head to another place in Washington. The route to the
second place took us right past Boeing Field (we ended up having to go by it three times, because we had to go back to the poultry place due to a mix
On our third time by, we managed to get a few pictures of some of the things out there. They were on a cell phone, taken while driving fairly slowly,
while my other half was hanging out the window, so they aren't the best, but they came out pretty good.
First there was the 787 (one of the test articles). On one side was a 737 for Malaysia, on the other, it looked like a 767-300 (hard to drive in
traffic and ID specific types and models), heading for Uzbekistan.
Then there were the museum aircraft. This picture has the tail of the Concorde, as well as 86970, a VC-137, that was one of the first three jets to
fly the President.
This is a better shot of the Concorde, and if you look right behind it, you can see one of the first (if not the first) 747 test aircraft. To the
left, under the museum sign, you can see their B-29, all cocooned.
The last one we were able to get that came out, is the 757 that was used as the F-22 avionics integration testbed. It was a standard 757, with an
F-22 nose, and a sensor wing mounted on top of the fuselage. It was used to test avionics, EW, and other systems for the F-22 program. It has an
F-22 cockpit installed inside.
We weren't able to get pictures (due to angles, trees, and traffic) of the Antonov AN-124 that was there on the cargo side of things, the probably
dozen 737s waiting to be delivered, the P-8 Poseidon, or the Turkish Air Force 737 Wedgetail that were also on the ramp. All in all though, my inner
avnerd was in heaven.
edit on 4/4/2013 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)