Virgin Atlantic plane draws heart in sky for Valentine’s Day: report
WASHINGTON (CIRCA) – Virgin Atlantic on Wednesday celebrated Valentine’s Day by having one of its planes trace a heart in the sky, according to Business Insider.
Business Insider on Wednesday reported that the carrier had an Airbus A330 fly along a path in that shape over the southwestern tip of England that afternoon.
The aircraft, with callsign VIR850P, traveled over the North Atlantic, close to the town of Penzance.
The trail was visible on public air traffic data streams, and it also appeared on the tracking website FlightRadar24.
Virgin identified the vehicle as Honkytonk Woman, continuing the company’s practice of giving female names to its fleet.
Wednesday’s flight originated from Gatwick Airport, near London, before taking to the sky for a test flight.
A Virgin spokeswoman said that as the plane was traveling over Cornwall, it took only a slight diversion to craft the aerial heart.
The plane was heading back to Gatwick as of press time Wednesday, and it boasted only crew members on board, with no passengers.