SEAHAWKS BOEING 747 FLIES 12 PATTERN OVER WASHINGTON
A Boeing 747-8 jet decked out in a Seahawks paint scheme to honor the team playing in the Super Bowl took its sport a step further Thursday.
The plane flew over Eastern Washington after taking off from Seattle’s Boeing Field with a flight plan that spelled out 12. The flight path stretched from the southern border of the state between Washington and Oregon almost to the eastern border of Idaho to completely spell out the two numbers.
The plane — normally used for flight testing — featured a 12 on the tail and the phrase “Spirit of 12s Go Hawks” on one side of the plane. The new paint scheme was unveiled Wednesday.
Boeing partners with the Seahawks on program in the Puget Sound area and is displaying the 747 as a tribute to the team’s success as it heads into the Super Bowl. (Photo: Sofia Jaramillo/Associated Press)