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Aviation Geek Fest 2017

The international Aviation Geek Fest 2017, the most important event for commercial aviation fans from around world, is set for September 29, 30 and October 1. The annual confab brings the top AvGeeks for three days of intense networking, VIP tours, special speakers, drone flights and more. Presented by the Institute of Flight with sponsorship and support from


Footwear requirements for the Boeing tours is in the PDF below.

Revised event schedule coming soon.

Aviation Geek Fest 2017 will take place over three days at the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour in Mukilteo on September 29 & 30, and the Museum of Flight in Seattle on October 1.

The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour in Mukilteo is located 30 miles north of Seattle at Paine Field. The Museum of Flight is located at Boeing Field in south Seattle. You may wish to make your overnight accommodations near the Future of Flight Aviation Center with three local hotels that are offering AvGeeks special rates (see PDF below). There is no direct public transport to Mukilteo. The closest commercial air service is at SeaTac International Airport in Seattle. Obtaining a rental auto is highly recommended.

The reason your citizenship is required is some Aviation Geek Fest 2017 tours are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) -- a set of United States Government requirements that restrict foreign nationals from viewing defense-related production facilities.

Aviation Geek Fest 2017 Schedule:

Friday, 9/29, 5:30 to 9 p.m. – Future of Flight event: AvGeek Social on the Strato Deck, one of the top plane-spotting locations in the world – 5:30 to 9 – Hosted food and drinks, plus live music and camaraderie.

Saturday, 9/30 – Future of Flight events: Beginning with an 8:00 a.m. hosted breakfast, VIP factory tours, robotics, drones and more. At 5:30 p.m. hosted social hour begins, followed by a special dinner, featured speaker, prizes, swag, and more.

Sunday, 10/1, 10:00 a.m. – Museum of Flight events: VIP factory tour, box lunch aboard a vintage American Airlines 727.

Read about past Geek Fests on 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 20152016


Aviation Geek Fest 2017 Special Hotel Room Rates

Special Hotel Room Rates for Aviation Geek Fest 2017 attendees


Footwear for VIP tours

Which shoes to wear, and which to avoid, for Aviation Geek Fest tours