BEFA Renton approach

Renton Airport

How BEFA Supports Boeing and Community

  • Support of BCA Propulsion787 nacelle test paint through the operation of our C-182RG.
  • Boeing Fire Department personnel training, and its biannual international symposium on aircraft fire fighting, General Aviation standard type aircraft and ballistic parachute/TAA aircraft training. Over 80 fire fighters from around the world attended.
  • "Bailing" of one of our TAA aircraft and facility and logistical support to Boeing "Phantom Works" SAFE proprietary navigation software project.
  • Applicable training and coordination for FAA checkride for and conversion of Civilian FAA ATP pilot licenses for ex-Military pilots hired into Boeing Flight Test.
  • John Madden, past Manager of the T-33 chase plane program is but one notable recipiant.
  • Support of Boeing Customer Relations through educational demonstration of General Aviation operations in the United States to domestic and foreign customers/entities, such as the Moscow Design Bureau.
  • Providing instructors, course design/updating and general support oversight of Boeing LTP General Aviation classes.
  • Facility and meeting support for NW Society of Experimental Test Pilots
  • Support with informational booth for potential Boeing employee opportunities at Boeing Engineering New Hire Event at Bell Harbor International Conference Center.
  • Flight Test's annual "Hot Wings and Wheels" event.
  • Boeing "Family Day's" plant exhibits.
  • Angel Flight Program

BEFA Paine field

Everett - Paine Field

Welcome to BEFA

The Boeing Employees Flying Association (BEFA) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Boeing Recreation Council. BEFA exists for the purpose of allowing eligible persons to have the use of small aircraft for personal flying or to learn to fly. The association has a large fleet of small aircraft available to its members at per-hour costs that are the lowest in the Puget Sound area. We have a large staff of flight instructors, most of whom are Boeing employees themselves.

How do I join BEFA?
Wes McKechnie - Welcome to BEFA
Wes McKechnie - Welcome to BEFA (3:00 minutes)


The BEFA- Renton Technical College Winter Quarter Instrument Ground School starts January 12, 2015 through March 11th (Monday and Wednesday), from 5:00pm to approximately 8:00pm. The cost is $425 and includes all course material. This class will prepare you to pass the FAA Instrument Rating Knowledge Test. Please register at Renton Technical College, 425-235-5840, or go to See page 41 of the RTC online catalog for course description, accessed through the RTC web site. The class will be held at the Renton BEFA classroom. THIS CLASS IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

BEFA Crew Video

Above and beyond!


Renton Flight Schedule Pro Users

Attention Flight Schedule Pro Users: At this time we are only using FSP for schedules. Not Tach times or Check-IN/OUT or Sqwauks. We will be getting used to the schedule format first and then at a later time bring in the other features. Please continue using the Tach Sheets in the books for now.

Howard Wolvington - Flight Instructor of the Year


New Plane at Paine

N2164Z, a 2003 172SP, is now online at PAE. 180 HP engine, fuel injection, great paint, leather interior glass, the works! 2-axis autopilot and a multifunction display. An ideal IFR trainer.


Now available in Flight Schedule pro for scheduling and is parked by our other planes. Rental rate same as our other SPs. Note that a one-time checkout is required if you haven't flown an SP at BEFA before. See your CFI for more details.

BEFA article in AOPA

Boeing GA Aviation Ground School Information

The Boeing LTP or BEFA office no longer handles the ground school enrollment, though the class is still taught in the Renton Airport BEFA facility classroom. (See Renton Boeing facility map, grid B-52). Enrollment is now through Renton Technical College. 17 student maximum, $425 includes all 3 books and associated supplies. Class though is now open to the general public too. The Boeing LTP program does, at the time of this article, pay for the Boeing employee's course cost, with a passing grade of "C" or better.

BEFA Featured In Boeing Frontiers Magazine Article