Ever wonder what it takes to make a plane fly or how they're built? In Snohomish County
you can learn more about the history of flight at five
amazing aviation attractions. At the Paine Field in Everett you'll discover the Historic
Flight Restoration Center, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour,
Flying Heritage Collection, Museum of Flight Restoration Center and Legend
Flyers. Each of these attractions offers a unique insight into the world of
The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour features interactive displays and hands-on exhibits demystify the marvel of commercial jet aviation. You can also digitally design and test a jet; ride the XJ5 Flight Simulator and "fly" at supersonic speeds. The Boeing Tour is the only tour of a commercial jet assembly plant in North America, which gives you plenty of chances to ask questions about the aircraft.
Flying Heritage Collection contains historic treasures from 1935-1945. The combat aircraft are from the U.S., Britain, Germany, Russia and Japan. This is also the “Home of Flying Warbirds,” where all the aircraft authentically restored, many return to flying condition. Then there is the rare private collection of Paul G. Allen housed in a 51,000-square foot hangar to view as well.
From history to great performances that include concerts, and exhibits, you'll find a colorful selection of exciting things to do in Snohomish County. To learn more about the guides available and to plan your trip, call the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau at 425-348-5802 or visit their website at www.snohomish.org.