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

Paterniano Del Favero
Agosto 3, 2017

If you have to do a almost 18-hour live engine test, why not do something fun?

Boeing has used an 18-hour test flight as an excuse to draw a huge outline of a Dreamliner aircraft across the United States.

The plane took off from Seattle Wednesday afternoon and was returning Thursday morning in a flight which took it over 17 states including Oklahoma.

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

Stunt: The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner embarked on a 4,000-mile winding route which took a staggering 17 hours to complete in order to create the flight path shape of itself.

The aircraft headed first towards Marquette in MI, later hitting regions in South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas and Alabama, among others.

In addition to testing the engines, the flight also demonstrates the precision possible with the jet's flight controls and navigation equipment.

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