A grandfather from Kirkland, Wash., helped the Boeing Company hit a milestone Nov. 12 when he was the 3 millionth visitor to the Boeing Tour Center.
Al Varness, 71, a U.S. Navy veteran and high school teacher, was accompanied by his grandchildren, Michael Petter, 11, and Adam Petter, 7.
Varness and his grandchildren were given a personal tour of the Everett factory.
“I really enjoyed my trip to Boeing today — it was more than I expected,” he said. “The factory tour really gave my grandchildren something special they will remember forever.”
Boeing began offering factory tours in 1968. The tours have grown over the years to include a glimpse of all the widebody jetliners, including the 767, 777, and the newest, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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