Boeing Took Out a 787 Last Night and Drew a 787 in the Sky Over the Middle of the U.S.

Twitter noticed last night that Boeing had filed an unusual flight plan to test a 787. The plan was to fly from Boeing Field… to Boeing Field.. after a long flight over the middle of the country. They’re showing off the range capabilities of the plane, without leaving U.S. airspace while perhaps conducting other tests.

Here’s where the flight stands right now:

We haven’t heard from Boeing yet on this, although they’ll probably share this later today once the flight finishes around noon Eastern. Because back in February they took out a Boeing 737 MAX out for a test and spelled out just what it was all about.

Back in 2014 Boeing flew a giant 12 over Washington State in a 747 painted with Seattle Seahawks livery. In 2012 Boeing flew a 787 and wrote out ‘787 and Boeing’s logo in the sky.

Not everyone is quite as professional as Boeing, though, two years ago a private pilot drew this:

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