An Airbus A380 drew a Christmas tree in it’s flight path which can be viewed on air tracker websites.
An early Christmas gif from the @Airbus A380.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 13, 2017
The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger plane, and the pilot was carrying out a test flight over Germany. It seems like a waste of gas, but apparently the plane was set to fly anyway. According to The Telegraph, a spokesperson for Airbus said it was a “regulation test,” one of hundreds throughout the year.
“Thanks to the co-operation of the air traffic controllers (Eurocontrol and DFS), it was possible to fly that Christmas tree flight path,” they said. “It was the idea of test pilots and engineers — an Airbus greeting to all aviation fans during this Christmas period.”