Jet Draws Corporate Logo in Sky Across America
By Eric Pfeiffer | The Sideshow
A Boeing 787 jet took corporate loyalty to new heights when it "drew" the letters "787" followed by the companys logo across several thousand miles of North American skies. The etching of the letters and logo, while not visible from the ground, can be seen in the flight path plans.
"Boeings 19 hour test flight of the 787 Dreamliner was a great opportunity to test the limits of the 787, FlightAwares flight tracking, and the FAAs flight plan system," FlightAware Chief Executive Officer Daniel Baker tells Yahoo News. "It was the longest domestic flight weve ever handled and it required three FAA flight plans to accomplish, not to mention dozens of people coordinating the flight overnight."
FlightAware, which provides live flight tracking, coordinated with Boeing on delivering the unusual and spectacular images.
In the above image, you can see the 787 Dreamliners flight path, which was first reported by Gizmodo. The flight path was meticulously designed and coordinated with airports across the country in or to avoid violating restricted airspace.
"This wasnt a joy ride," wrote Boeings vice president of marketing Randy Tinseth on the companys blog. "It was an 18 hour Maximum ETOPS (Extended Operations) Duration flight test for a 787-8 with GE engines. Our team coordinated with the many air traffic control centers, choosing the routing to avoid restricted airspace. In the end, the flight covered over 9,000 nautical miles." The path stretched between Iowa and Washington State.
Boeing conducted another sky drawing back in August, reports Wired, when the 747-8 Freighter outlined a "747" over several states. The BBC reported on the Dreamliners maiden commercial voyage last October, traveling from Tokyo to Hong Kong.
Its an exciting time for air travel enthusiasts. Billionaire developer Paul Allen recently unveiled designs for his companys Stratosphere plane, which is designed to take passengers on commercial voyages above Earths orbit.
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