Plane draws Christmas tree in the sky on festive flight

A jolly Airbus drew an intricate Christmas tree in the sky on a test flight. (Courtesy of FlightRadar24)

( - An empty Airbus plane flying out of Hamburg, Germany was feeling the Christmas spirit Wednesday afternoon as it mapped out a Christmas tree – with ornaments – in the sky.

The nearly five and a half hour round-trip flight left the Hamburg airport at 12:47 p.m. for a festive trip around the country. The cheery test flight mapped-out a three tiered-tree complete with stump, ornaments and a very long tree topper, seen on FlightRadar24.

The in-flight holiday artwork was part of the Hamburg-based flight test team's evaluation of new and in-use planes for maintenance and certification.

The unique flight pattern is similar to a stunt the Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner pulled in August where it drew a picture of itself in the sky

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