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Make Your Way to Aviation Day at Seattle's Paine Field

May 2, 2013 at 4:52 PM | by | Comments (0)


Some 787s hanging out Paine Field

If you’re looking to fill your quota of aviation avgeekiness, but can’t swing the cost of round-the-world airfare anytime soon—we’ve got you covered. Paine Field Aviation Day is just around the corner, and plenty of airplanes will be on display for your viewing pleasure on Saturday, May 18 between 9am and 5pm.

The fun all takes place in Everett, Washington, which sits just outside of Seattle. It's better known as the home to Boeing and their primary final assembly lines, but Aviation Day is meant for aircraft both old and new to show off and take to the skies. Tickets for adults will set you back $10, but the little ones—under 17—can tag along for free.

Expect to see plenty of planes on display, including some classics like the DC3, B25, and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. If you’re looking for something a little more modern, there will be a Boeing 747 Freighter, so you can quickly see how far things have progressed through the last century or so.

It’s not just fun on the ground either, as there’s plenty of stuff to see up in the air. Around noon is when the warbirds are set to take to the skies, as aircraft like the Hawker Hurricane and the P-47 Thunderbolt will provide a little up in the air entertainment.

Of course keep your eyes peeled for the 787—she won't be starring at Aviation Day, but plenty should be parked around Paine Field awaiting testing and delivery to airlines.

[Photo: Jaunted]

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