The month of February sees love all over, for the obvious reasons to celebrate love on the 14th of February. The Valentine's Day which goes on from a week before the actual day sees couples all over, indulging in small gestures of love. Now literally taking the phrase 'love is in the air,' the airline Virgin Atlantic drew a heart in the sky! Giving a gift to the world, a supposedly normal Airbus training flight turned into the world's biggest heart drawing.
The airlines had sent a jet out from London Gatwick for a training flight exercise but it changed its path to give a big heart out the people under! A spokesperson from the company informed it was not much of an effort to change the path, since the flight was going to go over Cornwall anyway. But it took almost 2 hours to create the heart-shaped path which was about 100 miles. They said: ‘This was a required training flight that happened to take place on Valentines Day, so we altered the flight path slightly to make a heart shape. #LoveIsInTheAirbus’.
Any person who was on public air traffic data stream could see this giant heart. To give the people to experience better, their Twitter account posted the track of the heart's trail via flight radar as it was being drawn live.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) February 14, 2018
Check the video of the animation shared by the airline
Happy Valentine's day! In case you missed it, here's our Airbus on it's heart-shaped training flight earlier today! #LoveisintheAirbus #ValentinesDay 📽️: https://t.co/2aXGiKF7Dm pic.twitter.com/GwIKehh2OS
— Virgin Atlantic (@VirginAtlantic) February 14, 2018
It may have been a very innovative strategy by the airlines but not many were impressed with it. It was called out on Twitter by some as a waste of aviation fuel. But the airlines maintained that it was only a training flight and would not cause any delays in the services otherwise.