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Boeing injects $240,000 grant into Bloodworks Northwest

Boeing injects $240,000 grant into Bloodworks Northwest

Seattle-based Bloodworks Northwest announced on Wednesday (Dec. 12) that it has received a $240,000 grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound. This grant will help Bloodworks provide... [Read more]

Boeing’s $1 million donation will help Highline Schools STEM students at CWU

Boeing’s $1 million donation will help Highline Schools STEM students at CWU

Boeing recently donated $1 Million to the Central Washington University Foundation in honor of former Boeing CEO – and Highline High School alum – Ray Connor. The donation will support the Ray and... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Light show dazzles at Boeing’s 100th Anniversary Party

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Light show dazzles at Boeing’s 100th Anniversary Party

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of some amazing light shows that dazzled guests at Boeing’s 100th Anniversary Party Friday night, July 15 (click images to see larger versions): VIDEO Here’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A peek inside the Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion

PHOTOS: A peek inside the Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion

Story & Photos courtesy resident Elston Hill: The Museum of Flight previewed its new, 3-acre Aviation Pavilion on Thursday (June 23) for the media. The 9-story high, roofed outdoor gallery doubles... [Read more]

CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools

CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools

Photos by Jana Kleitsch On Friday (April 17), top executives from The Boeing Company, Alaska Airlines, and Syntonic visited Chinook Middle School to see and experience digital learning tools that... [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]

SLIDESHOW: Brand New Dreamliner Lands at Sea-Tac Airport

SLIDESHOW: Brand New Dreamliner Lands at Sea-Tac Airport

The inaugural flight of ANA’s brand spankin’ new Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed at Sea-Tac Airport from Japan on Monday (Oct. 1), and Photographer Francis Zera was there to capture her in all... [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]

Hero Pilot “Sully” Sullenberger Will Safely Land At Museum Of Flight Mar. 8th

Hero Pilot “Sully” Sullenberger Will Safely Land At Museum Of Flight Mar. 8th

The Museum of Flight is presenting An Evening with Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger on Monday, March 8th from 7pm to 9pm in its William M. Allen Theater. As many Readers may recall, “Sully”... [Read more]

Apollo 8 Astronaut Speaks At Museum Of Flight On How “We Can Go Back To The Moon”

Apollo 8 Astronaut Speaks At Museum Of Flight On How “We Can Go Back To The Moon”

by Ralph Nichols When the United States eventually returns to space after the shuttle program is retired next year, “we can go back to the moon and on to other planets,” Apollo 8 astronaut... [Read more]

160 Boy Scouts Earn First-Ever Aviation Merit Badges At Sea-Tac Airport

160 Boy Scouts Earn First-Ever Aviation Merit Badges At Sea-Tac Airport

by Ralph Nichols Most residents of the Pacific Northwest would think that Boy Scouts participating in a day-long event to earn a merit badge on a mostly sunny Saturday in late October would be hiking in... [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]

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.

BREAKING: Aviation High To Land At Museum Of Flight

BREAKING: Aviation High To Land At Museum Of Flight

Aviation High School, currently housed at the former Olympic Elementary School building in Des Moines, has received a private donation of $4 million, moving it well on its path to flying and landing at the Museum of Flight in south Seattle.

According to Catherine Carbone-Rogers, director of communications for the Highline School District, Aviation High School will continue to be managed by Highline; the Seattle School Board has approved an interlocal agreement with Highline to locate the school within Seattle’s boundaries.

The identity of the donor will be revealed at a press conference this Thursday (March 26th), where “he will accept naming rights”; here’s more info from a press release:

Local officials, students, parents, school administrators, and general aviation advocates will join Highline Superintendent John Welch and Aviation High School Principal and CEO Reba Gilman as they announce the first major private donor investment in the relocation of Aviation High School to The Museum of Flight in South Seattle.

Aviation High School has adopted an ambitious plan to relocate to the Museum of Flight by 2012. Construction costs for the new facility are $43.5 million, of which about $20 million has been raised from public and private sources.

This announcement of a major anchor private donor is the first of what is expected to be several other major contributions from individuals and businesses prominent in the aviation, engineering, and technology sectors of the Pacific Northwest.

The major donor will be in attendance to be acknowledged for his sizable gift, and to accept the naming rights to this unique high school.

Aviation High School’s mission and vision is:

To prepare all students for college, career and citizenship through a personalized, rigorous and relevant learning experience that is facilitated in the context of aviation and aerospace.

To be the premier public high school of choice for students in King County and the region who wish to pursue their passion for aviation and aerospace in a learning environment that prepares them for higher education, citizenship, and work.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 East Marginal Way South in Seattle, near Boeing Field, and Aviation High School is currently located at 615 South 200th Street in Des Moines – an 11.6 mile flight:


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Boeing Orchestra Of Flight Is Now Boarding Musicians

Boeing Orchestra Of Flight Is Now Boarding Musicians

Aside from making airplanes and being blasted by Sir Richard Branson, Boeing has a collection of talented musicians who make up the Boeing Orchestra of Flight. They’re seeking more musicians, and... [Read more]

Accused Top Hat Gunman’s Bail Set At $250,000

Accused Top Hat Gunman’s Bail Set At $250,000

BURIEN – The accused gunman who shot an retired Boeing employee and Navy veteran on his doorstep Sunday faced a judge Monday who assigned a $250,000 bail.  Investigators believe Steven E. Tuimaseve... [Read more]