Monday, 21 August, 2017

This Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner takes the selfie to new heights

The completed outline The completed outline
Juana Turner | 04 August, 2017, 00:22

Boeing took to the sky for a bit of aerial fun recently, using a plane on a long-haul 18 hour flight to draw a giant line art version of the maker's 787-8 aircraft.

They had to put new Rolls Royce airplane engines through an 18-hour endurance test.

Flights that make creative patterns are not too unusual nowadays, especially as flight tracking apps now make those paths easy for any aviation enthusiast to see.

The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner took a path east across Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota before changing course dramatically and flying south-west.

The nose of the Dreamliner outline points toward Boeing's home in Washington, its wings stretch from northern MI to southern Texas, and the tail reaches Alabama. The left wing stretches down through Texas almost to Mexico, and the other wing stretches upward to the very top of MI just below the Canadian border. Some people are speculating it's a test flight, while others believe it could be some kind of odd coincidence.

It's port wingtip "touched" the bottom of Texas and its tail was close to New Orleans.

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