Boeing 787 draws outline of itself during flight

The plane was in the air for more than 17 hours whilst drawing itself over the United States.
The plane was in the air for more than 17 hours whilst drawing itself over the United States. Photo credit: Reuters

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner has drawn an outline of itself over the United States during a record-breaking flight.

Boeing's test flight left Boeing Field in Washington state on Thursday (NZ time) before flying east to Michigan to begin the drawing, tracking its flight path with GPS.

The stunt means the plane will have travelled further and stayed in the air longer than any other commercial flight in the world.

By the time the plane landed back on the west coast it had travelled over at least 17 states and been in the air for 17 hours and 45 minutes, according to the BBC.

The 16 hour and 10 minute flight between New Zealand and Qatar is the longest commercial flight in the world, more than an hour shorter.

The Auckland to Doha flight travels 14,517 kilometres while Boeing's stunt was 15,699 kilometres.

The flight was a way for Boeing to test the new Rolls Royce engines they've put in their planes.

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