A pilot drew a massive heart in the sky using flight radar
In case you hadn’t already spotted the onslaught of heart-shaped everything in the shops, it’s Valentine’s Day.
And, one cheeky pilot decided to have a bit of fun by drawing a giant love heart in the sky. The Virgin Atlantic pilot—who was out on a training flight—took a heart-shaped route off the coast of Cornwall, UK.
The love-heart flight path was visible on FlightRadar24.com, and was first spotted by eagle-eyed plane spotter Philip Davis.
The Virgin Atlantic plane—an Airbus A330 called “HonkyTonk Woman”—began its journey at London Gatwick at 11am GMT and travelled west to Cornwall, on the south west coast of England. At the time of publication, the flight was headed back to Gatwick.
A spokesperson for Virgin Atlantic confirmed that the plane had a heart-shaped flight path.
“We had a training flight planned for February 14th, and when we realised it was Valentine’s Day we decided to have a little fun,” Captain JJ Burrows, director of aircraft operations for Virgin Atlantic, said in a statement.
Burrows said the plane formed the heart shape while flying at around 30,000ft.
Love is in the air. Literally.
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