Yesterday at 7:08am PST, a Boeing a 747-8KZF/SCD (RC523), flying as Flight BOE 523, lifted off from Runway 16R/34L at Paine Field, in Everett, Washington, for a 17-hour function and reliability test flight. After flying 8,119 miles over the continental United States, Flight BOE523 touched back down at Paine Field at 12:08am PST having made an interesting pattern in the sky.
What was the pattern? Flight BOE 523 had loosely drawn out “747” in the skies over the United States.
Below is an image of BOE 523′s flight path for August 2nd, 2011.