Airlines have used the advent of ADS-B tracking to create massive sky art seen by millions on Flightradar24. With Qantas saying goodbye to the Queen of the Skies with a 63,000 square kilometer kangaroo, we thought it time to revisit other sky art drawn with airliners.
An enormous “Roo”, July 2020
Qantas retired the last of its 747s this week and VH-OEJ flew a giant Roo after departing Sydney one last time.
Turkish Airlines’ Turkish flag, April 2020
To celebrate Turkey’s Nation Sovereignty Day and Children’s Day, Turkish Airlines drew a Turkish Flag across central Turkey.
El Al’s 747 with a 747, November 2019
El Al retired its 747 fleet in 2019 and as a final tribute to the aircraft it drew a 747 over the Mediterranean Sea.
Airbus’ A38Tree, December 2017
Airbus got in the Christmas spirit and drew a tree during one its standard A380 test flights. Aircraft drawing Christmas trees has become a bit of a sport.
Boeing’s 787 with a 787, August 2017
While conducted an ETOPS test on the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 TEN engine, Boeing managed to draw a 787 with a 787.
MAX with MAX, February 2017
A Boeing 737 MAX decided to sign its name during an endurance test flight.
Love is in the air, April 2015
In April 2015, two Air Malta employees got married and the airline celebrated with a special flight. Other airlines including Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Atlantic have all drawn their own hearts as well.
Who drew it best?
Which bit of sky art is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.