EVENT B: BOEING P-8 PRODUCTION FACILITY & MUSEUM OF FLIGHT TOUR
Thursday, September 5th 0800-1500 (8:00 am-3:00 pm) $49.00
Today begins with a private tour of the Boeing P-8 facility in Renton, Washington where several hundred Boeing workers, from engineers to machinist are working on the production of the anti-submarine P-8A. The US Navy has ordered 117 planes to begin going into service in 2013. Boeing plans to produce as many as 24 P-8s annually from this facility. The planes are rolled out of the 737 factory and flown to Boeing Field, rolled into the P-8 hanger and high-tech surveillance systems are installed. This is where a version of its best-selling 737 aircraft will be transformed into one of the US Navy’s most advanced surveillance and reconnaissance planes.
Museum of Flight tour will begin with lunch in Wings Café on your own (not included in the price of the tour) where you can relax and enjoy an up-close view of Boeing Field and the daily “air show” that is Boeing Field. From there you will enjoy a tour of the Museum of Flight, one of the largest air and space museums in the world. The Museum’s collection includes more than 150 historically significant air and spacecraft, as well as the Red Barn, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. Make sure to visit the Museum’s gift shop.
EVENT C: SCENIC SEATTLE DINNER CRUISE
Thursday, September 5th 1800-2300 (6:00-11:00 pm) $105.00
You will depart from the historic Seattle waterfront for a unique Northwest dining experience aboard the luxurious Royal Argosy. Unlike any other ship in the United States she offers turn-of-the-century décor featuring mahogany trim, granite tops, marble floors and spectacular chandeliers. From raised central seating you will enjoy sweeping views of Seattle’s breathtaking skyline and scenery. During your cruise on Elliot Bay and the Puget Sound you will dine on a Northwest-inspired cuisine prepared fresh on board. As the evening winds down, you’ll want to take a night cap or your coffee and stroll the decks while listening to music and watching the beauty of the Seattle skyline light up the evening sky. Remember your camera, you’ll want to record the memories of this night shared with your squadron mates and friends. Please note: A fully stocked bar is available with premium beverages which start from $3.75 for domestic beer and $5.00 for house wine. The ship is equipped with elevators and wheelchair accessible restrooms.