Al Marsh

Boeing 787 used as skywriter

February 10, 2012 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

A Boeing 787 test crew from the Boeing factory is landing at this hour (11:30 a.m. EST Feb. 10) with a strong sense of accomplishment. Not only did they get all the data the engineers need, they amused themselves by following a path that, once retained on flight tracking software, forms a perfect “787” and the logo. (Now that the crew has landed, you may have to click on the map to see the drawing their route makes. This is not the first time Boeing test aircraft have written things in the sky with their routemap.) Thanks to Flight Aware for discovering this.

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