El Al said goodbye to its 747 fleet today with a sky art tribute to the Queen of the Skies. El Al’s final 747 flight drew a 747 in sky above the Mediterranean Sea on its way from Rome to Tel Aviv. El Al first put the 747 into service in 1971.
A 747 draws a 747
After 48 years of service with the airline, El Al wanted to say goodbye to the 747 with a special tribute. The flight departed Rome and flew towards Tel Aviv before descending southwest of Cyprus to 10,000 feet and beginning its drawing. 747 4X-ELC completed the drawing in 1 hour 45 minutes, covering 29,950 square kilometers.
El Al’s 747
El Al’s final 747 flight was flown by 4X-ELC, a 747-400 delivered in May 1995. After nearly 25 years of service it became the last El Al 747 to carry passengers.