Chicago-based Boeing has recently invested and coordinated a unique project. Its goal seems feeble at the moment, yet it managed to make the large plane spotting community interested in it. The event involved one of the 787 Dreamliner airplanes which drew the Dreamliner outline in the sky across the entire United States.
The Company Coordinated an 18-Hour Endurance Test which Materialized in a 787 Dreamliner Outline
According to data coming from Flightaware.com, the aircraft began its mission from Boeing field outside of Seattle at 3:38 p.m. local time on Wendw. The aircraft then reached the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. At this point, it began drawing the outline of an aircraft which managed to fit the large dimensions of the United States. Therefore, the trajectory even reached the farthest south of Texas in Wyoming while the furthest eastern point was Kentucky.
The entire mission took 18 hours before landing at 9:38 a.m. at the same Boeing field in Chicago. The company stated that this trip was just another test flight to investigate the endurance of the new aircraft. However, by no means was it an ordinary one. A Boeing spokesperson admitted that this time the company ordered a special journey.
“Rather than fly in random patterns, the test team got creative, flying a route that outlined a 787-8 in the skies over 22 states.”
Boeing Turned to Twitter to Make the Event Public
As a consequence, in just 18 hours the pilot reached 22 states out of the total of 50 America has. The design of the sketch in the air hid some special hints as well. For instance, the tip of the Dreamliner outline was pointing towards the home of Boeing in Washington. The tail reached all the way to Alabama while the two wings ended in southern Texas and northern Michigan.
Boeing issued few details about the endurance test. On the other hand, the company turned to Twitter to make the event public. As a consequence, the stunt might have just been another shot at a successful publicity.
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