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In less than a century’s time, humans went from traveling on foot to flying in the air and standing on the moon. This is the story of aerospace technology, and much of that story was written here, in the heart of the PNW.  

Modern flight didn’t begin in the Pacific Northwest, but it was developed and perfected here. We are a region full of trees and waterways. Early seaplane enthusiasts like William Boeing knew the value of using local timber to make airplanes that could be shipped from Puget Sound.  

There is something about this region that encourages bold moves, like the desire to pursue the perfection of flight.  

Today’s visitors to Seattle NorthCountry can experience six attractions in the Aviation District that will deepen their appreciation for the pioneering spirit of aviation.

Paine Field Passenger Terminal 

Historic Flight Foundation 

Museum of Flight Restoration Center

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour

High Trek Adventures 


Local Boy Makes National News: Miss Veedol 1931
On October 5th in 1931, Pangborn, an aerial acrobat and barnstormer along with his co-pilot, successfully completed the first non-stop flight eastbound across the Pacific Ocean in their red Bellanca J-300 Long Distance Special called the Miss Veedol. The term “successful” was up for debate, as their entire escapade was fraught with challenges they could not have imagined. Read More >>>>
Adventures in the Aviation District
Above me, the distinct sound of airplanes soaring through the air follows me from Mukilteo to Everett. Sometimes it’s a light hum, other times deeper roar. No matter which sound it is, my eyes are ever glancing upward hoping to catch a glimpse of those modern winged marvels. At times, it seems as if they are guiding me from one museum to the next as I explore the Paine Field Aviation District. Read More >>>>
The Cascade Loops Ultimate Aviation Experience
Location: Paine Field in Everett, WA Everett located just 30 miles north of downtown Seattle is the birthplace of the Boeing 747 and home to four world class aviation experiences. Over 135,000 visitors tour the Boeing Factory each year and those in the 'know' venture just across the airport to three other unique experiences. Begin day one with two of the four aviation attractions based at Paine Field, Everett: - Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour (the factory tour is 1.5 hours)             Inside the world largest building… Read More >>>>
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