The holiday season is fast approaching, and to get us all in the mood, Airbus decided to give one of their test flight crews based in Hamburg, Germany, a pretty bizarre flight plan for their five hour test of an Airbus A380.
Why did the flight plan have them going in circles? Because they were drawing a Christmas tree, as this flight data from air traffic website Flight Radar shows…
And yes, they did add a tree topper. Which just happens to cover the length of neighboring Denmark.
One concern social media users seemed to have was the amount of carbon dioxide emitted drawing the tree.
Flight Radar explained that the flight is actually a test for the Airbus A380, so it would be up in the air even if it wasn’t drawing a Christmas tree.
They also shared the flight data from a similar test flight across the United States, where the route drew a plane.
In general, people on social media seemed to think it was pretty cool.