Turkish Airlines creates history in the sky
Turkish Airlines creates history in the sky. The airline has drawn the world’s largest national flag in the sky. This was done as Turkey celebrates its National Sovereignty and Children’s Day on April 23rd. This was done using the airline’s long-haul B777-300ER aircraft.
World’s largest flag in the sky
Turkish Airlines created the world’s largest flag in the sky to celebrate its National Sovereignty and Children’s day. The airline used its B777-300ER registered as TC-JJF. The aircraft is 9.6 years old named ‘Beylerbeyi’.
The aircraft operated from Ankara and few for a duration of 2 hours and 39 minutes. The B777-300ER had no passengers flying today.The aircraft departed from Ankara as TK1920 at 09:39am local time and cruised to a FL240 initially.
The aircraft then descended to FL150 during its 180* turn and flew to FL260 again before descending to FL140 while drawing the star and reached Ankara at 12:17pm local time.
Turkish Airlines created history by drawing the world’s largest flag. The B777-300ER aircraft it used has been on regular service even though much of its fleet have been grounded. The aircraft had flown from Istanbul to Ankara to perform this flight and has been flown back to Istanbul.
Performing during occasions like these to draw symbols in the air requires accurate pre-planning and execution. The picture depicts the waypoints flown by the aircraft to complete the drawing up in the air.
This is not the first time airlines have attempted to do something like this. but nevertheless flights like these are performed only once in a while. While these are for record books it is also to note that during such times of crisis the aviation industry is facing, these are some of the things that makes this industry special.