Boeing Tour

Guest David Parker Brown from knows the airline industry, and he also plays a big role in the annual Aviation Geek Fest in Seattle.

In 2014, the two-day event included the Museum of Flight Restoration Center and tours of the Future of Flight Aviation Center, the Boeing Everett Factory, and the Passenger Experience Research Center (PERC). Boeing even held a Dreamlifter next to the Future of Flight for the group to view from the ground. They also saw the Delivery Center and an amazing time was had by all.

Boeing Dreamlifter by AvGeekJoe

Boeing Dreamlifter by AvGeekJoe

Airplane Geeks listener AvGeekJoe has a collection of pictures of the Museum of Flight’s restoration of a DH 106 Comet Mk 4C and of one of the Dreamlifters. Also see the Future of Flight’s photographs from the event.

The event received some favorable press, including Aviation Buffs Get To Embrace Their Inner Nerd At Annual ‘Geek Fest’ by Seattle NPR station KPLU, and Wow! Making planes in the world’s biggest building by CNN.

Malaysia Airlines B777-200

Malaysia Airlines B777-200

The week’s aviation news:

Harbin SH-5

Harbin SH-5

David Vanderhoof’s Aircraft of the Week: the Harbin SH-5, a Chinese turboprop flying boat.

Rob Mark’s Aviation Minute: Women in aviation.

Jack Newman from GetIntoFlying

Jack Newman from GetIntoFlying

In this week’s Across the Pond segment:

After recently appearing on Xtended, resident pilot and advisor Fl Lt Jonathan Duke RN, a Sea King Mk 7 Pilot for the Royal Navy joined Pieter to talk about GetIntoFlying. A project all about helping those interested in careers, enjoyment and interest in aviation and aerospace achieve their goals, GetIntoFlying has been a great success. Following last weeks discussion on British Airways careers, here is another great resource for those interested in an aviation career. Follow @GetIntoFlying on Twitter.

Find Pieter on Twitter as @Nascothornet, on Facebook at XTPMedia, and at the Aviation Xtended podcast.


Junkers Ju 52

Junkers Ju 52

Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at

7 Responses to “AirplaneGeeks 290 – David Parker Brown, Airline Reporter”

  1. Uh, that link to Issac’s photos is actually to the Future of Flight’s photos from Boeing.

    That said, many thanks for sharing my photos. Especially of the DH Comet restoration: !

    My AGF14 Flickr collection: (with several sets)

    Many thanks again.

    March 12th, 2014 | 8:16 am
  2. Whoops. Sorry about that, AvgeekJow. The post is corrected and thanks for the catch!

    March 12th, 2014 | 6:15 pm
  3. Welcome maxflight!

    March 12th, 2014 | 9:15 pm
  4. Morty Lloyd

    How do I get on the Aviation Geek e-mail list and invite list for Aviation Geek Fest 2015?

    March 13th, 2014 | 10:50 am
  5. Morty: See this to get on the mail list:

    March 16th, 2014 | 11:42 am
  6. You mentioned a poll for whether to go out to dinner with listeners on the Friday before or Saturday immediately following Become a Pilot Day at the Udvar-Hazy Center…. I suggest Saturday since anyone driving a ways to get there may not be up for driving two days in a row (even if their schedules allowed it). Also… DC area traffic is a b*tch on Fridays so all plans for Fridays are subject to the wanton disregard of the local traffic gods. A quiet time for the cast/crew would be better suited for Friday as long as you’re all getting in early enough and staying nearby.

    P.S. I got to fly my PA28 into Dulles last month. Got some shots and had a blast doing it as well as departing.

    Learned my favorite five words while taxiing at a Class B airport: “Give way to the Cherokee.” 😀

    March 17th, 2014 | 1:40 pm
  7. Chobe

    David Vanderhoof, could you share your ‘history seeking skill’?

    March 22nd, 2014 | 10:03 pm