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FAA may be conducting test flights from Sea-Tac Airport over Burien area

FAA may be conducting test flights from Sea-Tac Airport over Burien area

The FAA notified the City of Burien that they will conduct a flight test at Sea-Tac Airport Monday night, Jan. 8, 2018. The FAA says these flights will be conducted between Midnight and 2 a.m., using... [Read more]

68 years ago, a fatal plane crash at Sea-Tac Airport killed nine

68 years ago, a fatal plane crash at Sea-Tac Airport killed nine

68 years ago – Nov. 30, 1947, at around 2:25 p.m. – an Alaska Airlines airplane with 25 passengers and three crewmembers on board crashed while trying to land at Sea-Tac Airport, killing nine and... [Read more]

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner exhibit opens this weekend at Museum of Flight

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner exhibit opens this weekend at Museum of Flight

This weekend the Museum of Flight, located at the southwest corner of Boeing Field, will become the first museum in the world to add a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its collection. The Boeing Company will... [Read more]

B-17 Flight Evokes Images About What WWII Missions Were Like

B-17 Flight Evokes Images About What WWII Missions Were Like

by Ralph Nichols, with photos by Michael Brunk A light rain fell from the low, gray sky around Puget Sound Monday morning – just as it often did on American bomber crews based in England and Scotland... [Read more]

World War II B-17 Coming to Boeing Field for Public Tours and Flights

World War II B-17 Coming to Boeing Field for Public Tours and Flights

by Ralph Nichols Sixty-seven years ago this month, Ted Gary was a relieved young airman. After 22 missions over Nazi Germany as tail gunner on a B-17 bomber, World War II at last was over. Now Gary –... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Air Force One At Boeing Field (The Sonic Boom-Free Edition)

PHOTO FRIDAY: Air Force One At Boeing Field (The Sonic Boom-Free Edition)

President Obama came to the Seattle area Tuesday to do some fundraising, which of course meant that Air Force One was here to transport him. Which, as we all know by now, meant restricted air space…and... [Read more]

Alaska Airlines Unveils Apolo Ohno Airplane, Gives Out Faux Facial Hair

Alaska Airlines Unveils Apolo Ohno Airplane, Gives Out Faux Facial Hair

Alaska Airlines and Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno unveiled a specially-themed Boeing 737-800 Tuesday (Nov. 17th) at Sea-Tac Airport, painted with a larger-than-life image of the celeb athlete and telling... [Read more]

Laser Pointed At Aircraft Thursday Night; Has The Burien Laser Pointer Returned?

Laser Pointed At Aircraft Thursday Night; Has The Burien Laser Pointer Returned?

Looks like Burien’s airplane laser-pointer might be back in town, with an incident reported Thursday night around 7:30pm north of Sea-Tac Airport. According to authorities, a pilot with a Horizon... [Read more]

Meet The 1st Pilot & Engineer Of The 747 At Museum Of Flight Saturday

Meet The 1st Pilot & Engineer Of The 747 At Museum Of Flight Saturday

by Mark Neuman Tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 3rd) is your chance to attend a panel discussion with the first pilot of the Boeing 747, Brien Wygle, and the plane’s chief engineer, Joseph Sutter. Sutter... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Reconstruction On Sea-Tac Airport's 1st Runway

PHOTOS: Reconstruction On Sea-Tac Airport's 1st Runway

On Tuesday, Aug. 18th, the Port of Seattle hosted members of the press at a tour of the reconstruction project that is in the final stages of completion on the first (as well as oldest and longest) runway,... [Read more]

Local Hero Capt. Al Haynes & His Crash Landing 20 Years Ago

Local Hero Capt. Al Haynes & His Crash Landing 20 Years Ago

By Mark Neuman There is a certain endearing modesty about Al Haynes, who worked for United Airlines for 35 years, and has lived in the same house near Sea-Tac airport since 1963. One would never know from... [Read more]

BREAKING: Boeing 777 Emergency Landing At Sea-Tac

BREAKING: Boeing 777 Emergency Landing At Sea-Tac

At 3:30pm Wednesday (4/29), a Boeing 777 returned and landed safely at Sea-Tac Airport after reporting an engine fire, then dumping its fuel over Puget Sound.

We raced to the airport in hopes of getting a photo, but, alas, we chose the wrong end of the runway, then were thwarted by Port of Seattle security from getting any closer.

Here’s the release issued by the Port:

Media Advisory Uppdate – 3:30pm

The aircraft emergency has landed safely.

At this time there appears to be no other problem.

The aircraft is taxiing to the gate.

Previously…..

Media Advisory – 3:25pm

Sea-Tac Airport is currently responding to an aircraft emergency at this time.

A Boeing 777 aircraft, identified as Asiana Flight #271 has reported an engine fire.

Currently the aircraft is dumping fuel before returning to the airport.

The aircraft is set to arrive on Sea-Tac’s 16 Center runway.

Rescue crews are in place for response.

We will respond with further information as it becomes available.

Four More Laser-Airplane Pointing Incidents Friday Night

Four More Laser-Airplane Pointing Incidents Friday Night

KOMO News reports that Friday night (April 17th) brought another flurry of laser beam pointing incidents of airplanes heading into Sea-Tac Airport for landings.

Four airplanes were targeted, beginning around 8:30pm, and this time the laser was red. Previously a green laser was used.

All airplanes landed safely without incident.

Investigators say that the laser was based in an area 2-3 miles north of the airport, near Glen Acres Golf Course and east of SR-509…

Next Third Runway Noise Complainers’ Meeting Is Jan. 10th

Next Third Runway Noise Complainers’ Meeting Is Jan. 10th

Despite the fading away of the recent snowstorm and hectic holiday season, one thing is not fading away from the psyche of thousands of Burien residents in 2009: THIRD RUNWAY NOISE According to neighborhood... [Read more]

Latest Sea-Tac Airport Cancellations & Delay Updates

Latest Sea-Tac Airport Cancellations & Delay Updates

Live webcam view from Sea-Tac Airport. Refresh page to get latest image. Sea-Tac Airport is apparently jammed full of people stuck as the result of numerous flight cancellations and delays. Apparently... [Read more]

61 Years Ago Today: Fatal Plane Crash At Sea-Tac Airport

61 Years Ago Today: Fatal Plane Crash At Sea-Tac Airport

61 years ago today – Nov. 30, 1947, at around 2:25pm – an Alaska Airlines airplane with 25 passengers and three crewmembers on board crashed while trying to land at Sea-Tac Airport, killing nine... [Read more]

Expect Helicopters Hovering Over Burien Wed. Morning

Expect Helicopters Hovering Over Burien Wed. Morning

That speck in the sky was one of three local news choppers hovering over B-Town to get a shot of the third runway test Sept. 25th. You may recall that on Thurs., Sept. 25th, a buncha mysterious helicopters... [Read more]

Those Helicopters Are Covering The 3rd Runway Tests

Those Helicopters Are Covering The 3rd Runway Tests

That little speck up in the clouds is one of three local news helicopters hovering over Burien to get a shot of the 'touch and go' third runway tests at SeaTac airport. No need to panic just ‘cuz... [Read more]

Full Moon Flying Over Lake Burien

Full Moon Flying Over Lake Burien

Courtesy BTB Contributing Photographer Gregory Rehmke comes another great photo taken Sunday night at Lake Burien of the full moon rising as a jet takes off from SeaTac Airport:    Read More →