Touching Goodbye From A Boeing 747 Pilot On Plane’s Last Flight

Pilot draws touching tribute in sky on plane’s last flight Credit: Twitter

A PILOT FLYING a Boeing 747 on its final journey drew a tribute in the sky on the plane’s last flight.

And not any random sketch, the perfect outline of the aircraft itself.

The Boeing 747 has been nicknamed the Queen of the Skies since its maiden flight on February 9 in 1969.

After 50 years of service, the Boeing made it’s final flight from Rome to Tel Aviv on Sunday.

Just as the aircraft reached the sky over the Mediterranean south-west of Cyprus, the pilot took the 747 on a weaving flight path to create an outline of the jumbo jet.

Flight LY1747 began making the image two hours after take-off from Rome at 10am on Sunday, flying a little less than four hours before landing at its destination in the Israeli city.

The unique drawing was tracked on the plane’s GPS system, with website Flightradar24 mapping the flight – which descended to 10,000ft (3,000m) to create the artwork.

Many airlines are now replacing the model with more advanced and efficient planes, with El Al opting for a new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

 

 

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