Aug. 4 (UPI) -- An 18-hour Boeing test flight created the outline of a 787-8 with its flight path over 22 states.
The company said its test crew "got creative" during the endurance test, which began Wednesday afternoon and ended Thursday morning.
The endurance flight was part of the engine certification process of the 787-8 Dreamliner, Boeing said.
"With time to spare in the air, a Boeing test team got creative, flying a route that outlined a 787-8 in the skies over 22 states," the company said.
"The nose is pointing at the Puget Sound region, home to Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The wings stretch from northern Michigan near the Canadian border to southern Texas. The tail touches Huntsville, Alabama. The flight plan is visible using a flight tracking website like Flight Aware. The 787 Dreamliner is designed to allow carriers to provide more direct flights on long-distance routes."