Lately I’ve been making more books than sketches. I was antsy to get back out to sketch. I’ve had my eye on the former Renton Chamber of Commerce parking lot that overlooks Renton air field and Boeing factory.
The Renton Airport serves both general aviation and the needs of the nearby Boeing factory. Because of Boeing, the runways are really, really long. Much longer than a general aviation field that would serve small, private planes.
There are several Boeing aircraft parked below this lot. I looked down on two of them for this sketch done from the warmth of my car. They are covered in the green film which identifies them as still in production and/or testing.
I looked up the tail number: N1786B. There are several 737’s with that number, all located at Renton field. I am guessing that’s a general number given to an aircraft still in testing and not yet delivered to it’s airline. The tails are painted in the livery of their future owners but not the rest of the body.