Plane romantic – airliner draws heart in the sky for Valentine’s Day
The Airbus A330 took the unusual route during a test flight.
A Virgin Atlantic airliner was flown along a heart-shaped flight path to mark Valentine’s Day.
The Airbus A330 took the unusual route during a test flight over the south-west coast of England.
The aircraft took off from London Gatwick at around 11am on Wednesday before returning to the same airport two hours later.
When you conduct a training flight in your recently delivered A330 on #ValentinesDay you draw a heart. That's the rule, right?— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) February 14, 2018
See playback of @VirginAtlantic’s ❤️at https://t.co/em1gPzhr22 pic.twitter.com/yJSZtrsRxv
Virgin Atlantic had to submit a special request to air traffic controllers before the flight.
The airline’s director of aircraft operations, JJ Burrows, said: “We had a training flight planned for February 14, and when we realised it was Valentine’s Day we decided to have a little fun.
“Our special heart-shaped flight took off from London Gatwick, travelling across the south of England and over the Cornish coast to form a heart shape at around 30,000ft.”