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Midnight Mike
03-30-2006, 08:43 PM
I went to Boeing Plant to take some picture of the last 717. The aircraft should be pushed out next week before going to the paint hangar, while out of the hangar I am hoping to get a shot of the airplane in front of the Douglas sign, anyway here are some photos....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/MidnightMike/Final%20717%20Tribute/KIF_0537.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/MidnightMike/Final%20717%20Tribute/KIF_0534.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/MidnightMike/Final%20717%20Tribute/KIF_0518.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/MidnightMike/Final%20717%20Tribute/KIF_0517.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/MidnightMike/Final%20717%20Tribute/KIF_0528.jpg

This picture tells the story, quite sadly, no more airplanes..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/MidnightMike/Final%20717%20Tribute/KIF_0538.jpg

T-Bird76
03-30-2006, 09:03 PM
A sad sad sight

Alex T
03-30-2006, 09:48 PM
wow yes i agree sad to see. iv never rode on this plane but i hear so many good things about it. i hope to ride on one.

Alex

Matt Molnar
03-30-2006, 09:50 PM
What's with all the dudes on bicycles?

mirrodie
03-30-2006, 10:52 PM
aw man, MIke, it was great to see that place so full of action. And my jaw just dropped when I saw this photo. What a difference. What a shame.

cancidas
03-31-2006, 03:05 PM
what is going to happen to the facility now that there are no more airplanes on order? what about the personnel?

Midnight Mike
03-31-2006, 03:16 PM
what is going to happen to the facility now that there are no more airplanes on order? what about the personnel?

Many of the people are going to retire, some of the younger workers were transferred to the C-17 line, others were offered transfers to Seattle.

When I was there, 2 gals were being transferred to the C-17 program, 2 others were retiring.

They have some of the former Boeing/Douglas people working on Boeing programs such as the 787, P-8 (P-3 replacement) Eletronic Flight Bag, etc.

Midnight Mike
03-31-2006, 03:17 PM
What's with all the dudes on bicycles?

The factories are huge, fastest way to get around is on a bike or a golf cart.

Midnight Mike
03-31-2006, 04:42 PM
My friend went to the ramp to snap the final Midwest 717 bird, 5154 N928ME. He will take me out there in April to shoot the last Midwest & the last "2" 717's....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/MidnightMike/Final%20717%20Tribute/APIN928MErampLGB.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/MidnightMike/Final%20717%20Tribute/APIN928MEckptLGB.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/MidnightMike/Final%20717%20Tribute/APIN928MEcabinLGB.jpg