Plane Flies 18-Hour Test Route in the Shape of, Well, a Plane

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During a recent test of a 787-800 Dreamliner, Boeing decided — in addition to, you know, making sure the plane worked — to get a little fancy with the flight pattern. Its route? The airplane flew over to Michigan … and then proceeded to fly in the shape of itself. “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,” a Boeing spokesperson told the Washington Post. “The nose of the Dreamliner 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.”

Sings to the tune of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain”: You’re so plane. You probably think this route is about you.

Plane Flies 18-Hour Test Route in the Shape of a Plane