Boeing “draws” outline of Dreamliner over US map
On July 2, Boeing got creative with its 787 Dreamliner test plane that was scheduled to perform an 18-hour flight, shaping the path to look like an outline of the plane.
“Rather than fly in random patterns, the test team got creative, flying a route that outlined a 787-8 in the skies over 22 states,” Boeing said in a statement. “The nose of the Dreamliner is pointing at the Puget Sound region, home to Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The wings stretch from northern Michigan near the Canadian border to southern Texas. The tail touches Huntsville, Alabama.”
The test flight took 18 hours, covered almost 10,000 miles flying over 22 states.
This isn’t the first time Boeing used its planes to impress the aviation community and hit the headlines. In February 2017, it had a 737 MAX 8 write out “MAX”, and in 2012 a flight that lasted 18 hours traced “787” across the US map.