Aviator Flight ServicesKBFI
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Seattle’s premier “Go-To” flight service – the only service located at Seattle’s historic Boeing Field.

There are two kinds of people in the world: those that love history, and everyone else. For the former, Boeing Field offers a unique opportunity to depart the same runways from which 6,981 B-17s left Boeing Field during World War II - sometimes at a rate of 16 per day. Although the historic aspect of Boeing Field may not hold the same allure for everyone, those who hold even a passing interest in military aviation are sure to enjoy this benefit.

Aircraft available 24/7

Front desk/reception available 8AM – 9PM.

Loaner headsets (with deposit)
Transportation/crew car (pending availability)
Pilot lounge
Satellite/big screen TV
Snacks and drinks
Crew quarters with bunk beds

CFI Rate: $50.00/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $50.00/hr
Aircraft Rental Sales Tax: 9.75%

Airport Fees: No landing fees.


Operator Procedures

Fueling Aircraft

To add fuel, call Aeroflight Executive Services at (206) 762-6376 to have a truck dispatched. You

may also ask the reception desk to have a fuel truck dispatched.

Access to Aircraft

Call Aeroflight Executive Services at (206) 762-6376 an hour prior to arrival to have the aircraft

removed from the hangar. Check in at the front desk at Aeroflight upon arrival.

After hours

Call Aeroflight Executive Services at (206) 762-6376 prior to 8PM the evening of your flight to

have the aircraft removed from the hangar. Front desk staff will provide access instructions.

Returning the Aircraft

Follow the directions of the lineman (if available). If no lineman is present, park the aircraft near the main office at Aeroflight Executive Services and inform the lineman that your flight has been completed.

During business hours: Park aircraft exactly as previous. Don’t forget to chock and tie down. Return binder and keys to hangar. Personnel will assist with return to ATC lobby and onto parking lot.

After business hours: Same as above – FBO and Flight School is 24 hours

Getting Reimbursed if You Buy Fuel Elsewhere

Leave the receipt in the aircraft log binder. Keep a photocopy for your records. Email the number

of gallons and total price to info@aviators-bfi.com, or send the detail by text message to (425)999-2529.

Mechanical Problems at Another Airport

Contact Stephen Haas at (425) 765-2230. If no answer, leave a voicemail and send details via text/SMS message.

Securing Aircraft

Only Aeroflight Executive Services may hangar the aircraft.

Local Airspace Considerations

Standard Departure Procedures

For departures and arrivals, I'll share with you some highlights, but it is not meant to replace, but to highlight the procedures handbook available from BFI (linked below) with some context and practical experience. The most restrictive and troublesome approaches are the Vashon/Blake corridor used for arrivals and departures. The major restrictor for this approach/departure is the Class Bravo airspace from SEA that overlays the area. This restricts the traffic pattern altitude for 13R/31L to 800ft MSL in order to provide for a minimal buffer and avoid Class Bravo airspace violations. There are stepped out altitudes that will give you the maximum usable altitude with little margin for error published in the handbook, please commit them to memory and study appropriately for these arrival/departure procedures. When requesting a Blake/Vashon departure or when arriving from the west side, expect to use 13R/31L (the big runway). It is pretty common for controllers to try and have GA traffic switch to the small runway if traffic allows with a mid-field cross wind or extended base (depending on traffic flow). Again, if you have any concerns or want to clarify your understanding while in the air, feel free to talk to the controllers. They would much rather converse with you and ensure complete understanding that have some sort of incursion or incident. Please review the PDF linked below and pay attention to the altitudes listed; there have been too many issues with crossing into Class Bravo airspace. Once you actually fly the arrivals and departures a time or two, it will all make sense.

Typical TFR considerations

TFRs for sporting events at the football and baseball stadiums are frequently encountered. When in effect, avoid overflying the stadiums and loitering downtown.

Routine radio positions reports

Be aware that a northern reporting point of West Point frequently triggers TCAS warnings for commercial aircraft as they are lined up for their instrument landing and GA aircraft occasionally impinge on their approach path. When possible, stay to the west side of Elliot Bay while maintaining legal distances to downtown and the waterfront. Familiarize yourself with the reporting points (West Point, Shilshole Marina and the sports stadiums). In most cases, arriving GA aircraft are given a straight in or straight-to-downwind approach (depending on traffic flow) for 13L/31R and told to report abeam the stadiums. This gives you roughly 3.5 nautical miles to the threshold of the runway for either your approach or joining the downwind.

Traffic pattern altitudes

Traffic Pattern Altitude for both runways: 1,000 feet

Sept. 2, 2015, 4:43 p.m.

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8555 Perimeter Rd S.
Seattle, WA 98108
(425) 999-2529
Aviator Flight Services

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