I have been fascinated by airplanes ever since I was a child. So watching the Nat Geo episodes on the 747, this was on my bucket list to visit for a long long time. And it didn't disappoint.
They asked us to come 30 mins earlier so we got there early and spent the time in their small museum. It's wasn't a huge one or anything, but it had the Ge115B engine, and other nice exhibits, including a cutout of the new 787 and the vertical stabilizer of the 747.
But the best part is the factory tour. We went there on a Saturday so only the overtime and critical employees were present. Thus it was pretty quiet. Still we could see all the planes in the making. Also while going to the factory you can catch one of the 787 dreamlifters parked nearby which is used to carry the parts of the 787 from around the world.
We started off with the 747-8 and the 767s, which are build in roughly one half of the mammoth building, and then went to the other half to see the 777 and the 787.
The sheer size of the aircraft and the equipment will spellbind you.
I see people complaining about being so far from the aircraft... duh. you expect doing to let you in on incomplete stuff, disregarding all safety and IP norms?
Overall I was very satisfied with the tour and will take it again on a weekday.
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