Israel’s El Al airline paid tribute to a retiring Boeing 747 by making its final flight path the shape of the plane

  • Israeli airline El Al gave a quirky send-off to one of its Boeing 747s by altering its final flight path to trace the outline of the iconic jet in the sky.
  • During the flight, pilots flew the plane in a pattern resembling the shape of a 747, which was then picked up by flight tracking website Flightradar 24.
  • The 747 is one of the longest-serving aircraft flying commercially. It entered service since 1970.

Israeli airline El Al gave a spectacular send off to its fleet of Boeing 747s by diverting the last scheduled flight of the model to trace the plane’s outline in the sky.

On the last 747 flight by the Israeli national carrier, flight LY1747 diverted over the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday to trace an outline of the 747 on its way from Rome to Tel Aviv.

Flight tracking website Flightradar 24 picked up the unusual pattern while the flight was making its way.

Flightradar posted numerous images of the flight to its Twitter page, including an animation showing the 747 flying in the pattern.

Read the article in Business Insider Australia.