Aerial Art: 787 Outlines the Sky

Boeing Test team draws in the sky during 18 hour endurance test

August 03, 2017 in Commercial

The aircraft’s flight pattern recorded online.

Courtesy of FlightAware

With time to spare in the air, a Boeing test team got creative, flying a route that outlined a 787-8 in the skies over 22 states. The nose 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 flight plan is visible using a flight tracking website like Flight Aware. The 787 Dreamliner is designed to allow carriers to provide more direct flights on long-distance routes.