After taking delivery of their fifth Boeing 787 last November, Air France partnered Daher and Airborne Films to capture stunning air-to-air footage before the aircraft entered commercial service. We’ve posted the final version of Air France’s Boeing 787 air-to-air film below, along with a much longer behind-the-scenes version that shows the close coordination of the two flight crews. You can also see the flight track of the Air France 787 as it soars over southern France. Air France notes that the video was shot in 8K, but sadly, the YouTube versions available right now only seem to be available up to 1080p.


Watch the final cut


See behind the scenes footage


See the flight track of Air France’s 787

The full track of the Air France air-to-air film flight
The full flight track of AFR787V.

Departing from Paris, AFR787V headed south to meet up with the camera equipped TBM. From there, the two flew over southern France in sync, creating the beautiful footage you see above. You can replay the whole flight here.

Close-up of the air-to-air filming path

Close up of the Air France Boeing 787 air-to-air flight

You can see the tight turns, circling, and S-turns performed by the 787 more clearly. Download the full KML file of Air France’s 787 film flight here.

Featured photo © William Verguet

Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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