Today an A380, registered F-WWAE, performed a special flight from Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport ! The flightpath of the aircraft created a drawing outlining the shape of a christmas tree, a nice advent calendar gift.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”de”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Some early “Season’s Greetings” from one of Flight Test Teams in Hamburg 🎄✈️ <a href=”https://t.co/k71QhMrgmF”>https://t.co/k71QhMrgmF</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/flightradar24?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@flightradar24</a> <a href=”https://t.co/FURAnB3qp3″>pic.twitter.com/FURAnB3qp3</a></p>— Airbus (@Airbus) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/940962395463266305?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>13. Dezember 2017</a></blockquote>https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
AIB232E departed at 11:20 local time and proceeded to fly for 5:22h around central europe. At 41.000ft it drew the outline of a christmas tree. This flight took place as some test for a new emirates A380 aircraft.
Airbus doesn’t have an extensive list of sky drawings as its competition Boeing. They have drawn multiple forms in the last years. For example in August of this year, they drew the outline of a 787 in a flight test that was required to test the Trent 1000 engines that power the aircraft. The smaller company Embraer did the same when they celebrated their 48 years. They drew their logo over the U.S.