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Boeing uses flight path to "draw" Dreamliner across the US

04 August, 2017, 00:25 | Author: Paula Vaughn
  • Must Reads Weird NewsLive A Boeing 787 is drawing a giant Dreamliner in the sky!Jack Peat

They had to put new Rolls Royce airplane engines through an 18-hour endurance test. And again, setting itself off southwest toward South Dakota before once again changing course and banking to the right.

It's not the first time the aircraft manufacturer has used a test flight to trace a familiar outline with its flight path.

The route started in Seattle heading east late Wednesday afternoon.

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.

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The flight will have covered almost 16,000 miles, and is understood to be testing a new set of Rolls Royce engines.

Flight Radar 24 captured the radar signature of the plane as it left Boeing field in Seattle. The tail touches Huntsville, Alabama. The wings reach from the Great Lakes to the southern tip of Texas, and the nose is pointed northwest toward Boeing headquarters in Washington.

The plane landed safely back at its Washington campus, surely passing its test with flying colors.

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