Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world.
Over the last years more and more pilots, and also airlines, have used Flightradar24 to draw sky arts of their recorded flight track.
There are many drawings made by private pilots, we will show you the most famous ones made by airlines in this post.
One of the first Sky Art that has been made was in 2015. An Air Malta flight drew two hearts above Malta to celebrate the marriage of two of the airline’s employees.
In 2017 Sky art was becoming a trend, Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand drew hearts in the air for different occasions.
In February 2017 Boeing decided to draw “MAX” in the air during a B737 MAX endurance test flight.
Only a few months later, in August 2017, Boeing managed to draw a 787 with a 787 on a Rolls Royce Trent 1000 TEN engine test flight.
In December 2017 Airbus decided to draw a Christmas tree with an A380 during a test flight.
In November 2019 EL AL drew a 747 over the Mediterranean Sea, as a final tribute to the 747 that has been retired from their fleet.
In April 2020, Turkish Airlines drew a Turkish Flag across central Turkey, to celebrate Turkey’s Nation Sovereignty Day and Children’s Day.
The most recent Sky Art was made by Qantas days ago. They retired the last of its 747s in July 2020. After departing from Sydney, Qantas drew the iconic kangaroo in the sky on its final journey.