Thursday, August 3, 2017

This plane pattern is so meta it hurts


If you have to test fly an aircraft for 18 hours, with no passengers and no destination, you might as well get a little creative.

While testing their newest 787 Dreamliner engines, pilots for aircraft manufacturer Boeing did just that. Boeing’s jet flew a total of 9,905 miles across 22 states, on a flight path that drew a near perfect outline of, what else: a Boeing 787. 

Flight tracking website Flightradar24 followed the plane’s progression and mapped its path throughout the journey.

After an 18-hour, 22-state test flight, #BOE004 is back on the ground


— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) August 3, 2017

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