Shopping cart - $0.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Shopping cart - $0.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

seattle

  • See America: Urban Tours

    Here at Cockpit USA, we have an insatiable taste for adventure. Whether it's flying planes or biking through wild terrains upstate, we like to be out and about and exploring. Although going solo is sometimes the only way to find the best spots when it comes to hidden gems, sometimes even we need a little help! Among the many, many tour providers out there,  Urban Adventures tick all the right boxes for packages and pricing. From kayaking in Seattle, heritage walks through Portland and unearthing Detroit's history through its architecture, UA provide an extensive variety of day trips. A favorite at Cockpit HQ is the Southern Food Tour of Charlotte, in which attendees get the inside scoop on the city's nine suburbs, taking in the sights and stopping for delicious bites to eat every so often! Travel, food and culture? We don't mind if we do...

     

  • Boeing Plant 2 - Salvaged Wood Project

    Duluth Timber Company is pleased to again be involved in reclaiming timbers from an historic piece of American industrial infrastructure, this time Boeing Plant 2 in Seattle. Playing a crucial role in World War II, Boeing Plant 2 produced and let fly nearly 7,000 B-17 Flying Fortresses.  It built-out at 1.7 million square feet. It was one of the first modern assembly lines. “The plant employed as many as 30,000 people working three shifts to churn out bombers in staggering numbers — up to 362 a month.”  (“Wrecking Ball Looms...” Seattle Times 1/13/10) War SecretsSecrecy of the plant was so crucial during the war that Boeing built houses of plywood and fabric and installed fake streets to camouflage the roof. John Detlie, a Hollywood art director and first husband of actress Veronica Lake, helped blend the facility into the surrounding neighborhood. The fake housing development covered nearly 26 acres with netting, plywood and other material.

2 Item(s)