SEATTLE (CBS SF) — The pilots carrying out a 18-hour continuous test flight of a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Thursday decided to have a little fun.
So instead of just flying a straight line route, they decided to trace the outline of a plane as they wandered across America.READ MORE: UPDATE: 15 Injured, 20 Rescued After Fire Erupts Inside San Francisco Tenderloin Apartment Building
According to Flightaware tracking, the wings of the route stretched from southern Texas to northern Michigan. The nose of the plane traced by the route pointed toward the plane’s home airfield in the Seattle area.READ MORE: UPDATE: Willow Fire Grows Past 2,000 Acres Near Big Sur, Evacuations Ordered
The tail touched Huntsville, Alabama.MORE NEWS: West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitos in Stockton
In all the flight flew in the skies of 22 states before it landed at Boeing Field near Seattle at 9:24 a.m. PDT.