Not every flight is about getting from point A to B. Some flights are about the journey—or in this case, about the image. The pilot of D-EFHN took to the sky to draw a portrait of an airplane. Pilots have previously drawn interesting patterns in the sky, Flower Guy for instance, but this is the first time we’ve seen a plane draw a plane.
Signing the Art
The aircraft, a Robin DR400/180 Régent, is privately owned and the pilot decided to sign his or her name on the return journey later in the day.
Here are the combined tracks from both flights showing the airplane drawing and the signature. Together the flights lasted almost two and a half hours, with the plane image taking about 40 minutes to complete and the signature taking another 20 minutes.
Love is in the Air
The airplane portrait isn’t the first time D-EFHN has made art in the sky. Earlier, the plane drew a heart over northwest Germany as well.
On 28 November, the pilot of D-EFHN decided to say Hello.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) November 29, 2016
We’ll continue to watch D-EFHN to see if the pilot decides to expand into other images or patterns and you can as well by setting an alert for registration D-EFHN.