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Go Seahawks! Boeing flight celebrates Super Bowl

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Boeing flight in a 12th man route over Eastern Washington to celebrate the Seahawks. (flightaware.com) More...

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bovineone
Jeff Lawson 11
Also be sure to check out the photo of the special livery on the plane itself: http://flightaware.com/photos/view/1-4af5a1c84a2151644f735e8353de0000c17314ff
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 14
well played Boeing well played.....now only if they could convince the FAA to let them do a low level pre-game fly-over that would be awesome.
preacher1
preacher1 10
That'd go over real well, a 47 on a low level in the world's most congested airspace. LOL

Bet you they won't do this over Denver when they win.LOL
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 4
it's doable if they take-off or land at Newark
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 2
If they schedule the plane to land at Newark before/ during game, it will be visible from the stadium, as the approach to 22R/L goes right past the sports complex.

Maybe Boeing has another surprise planned. You know... an emergency cargo run to the East Coast.

Would be totally legit.
KennyFlys
Ken Lane 1
I've never seen a town as eaten up over football as Denver is. Talking down the Broncos was nearly a suicidal act.

If there's a request to do something as far out there, you can bet TRACON and Center will be trying to work a plan for it.
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell -2
Peyton is going down old man...lol
martidav
Dave Ma 2
Good lord. Since when is 37 considered "old?" :-)
I know, in sports age...

Being born and raised in Den but living in Sea, I'm neutral as I win either way.
Though I never liked the Manning fools. Hawks deserve it...not neutral after all I suppose.
preacher1
preacher1 4
I think he's razzing me here. LOL
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 1
Well it's been about 3 days.........soooooooooo.....what about them Seahawks???????????....lol
preacher1
preacher1 1
There is a military chopper group that has the flyover. As a matter of fact, it's here on FA somewhere. Go Broncos. LOL
craigder
Craig Anderson 3
On Sunday Being can fly the same route over that other state!
wasclywabbit
John Berry 9
Nice looking plane, too bad they are going to have to repaint it orange and blue on Monday.
eccsandiego
eccsandiego 1
Oh no they ain't! 43-9...
Doobs
Dee Lowry 1
Not going to happen "Doncos"!! We are the champions!!!
mattpilla
Matt Pilla Staff Writer 2
Was amazing to be in Seattle and see the flyover!
rmfg
Rob Gibbs 2
Ugh the skeptics are saying its fake...cause they don't understand vectors
windytree
tom duff 2
Cool. That probably took a lot of time to plan. Well played Boeing.
projectabove35000feet
PATFTF PATFTF 2
Well done Boeing. Think about the time and effort goes into this flight planning.
BeechSportBill
BeechSportBill 2
....Boeing flys down my way every other day or so. I heard the big engines and clicked the 'near me' button, and there was the pattern! NO WAY! YES WAY!
fltnsplr
Since the Chargers beat the Manning brothers back to back, I have no doubt that the Seahawks, a stronger team in every way than San Diego, can take care of the Broncos (hint: the Denver team's name is not "Manning") without too much trouble.

Ol' Peyton better think again if he thinks any of that look-here look-there step-forward step-back mumbo-jumbo is gonna work against the Seahawks. All it means is he's getting old and scared. After he's been laid out a couple of times by the Seattle linebackers, maybe he'll remember how to play football.

But I doubt it.

readycrew
Larry Ready 2
Good job Boeing very cool
blueashflyer
blueashflyer 2
I did a takeoff from Runway 18 to show support for Peyton Manning. I don't have a 747-sized budget.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Much better shot than the other link below, plus has the flight outline as well
preacher1
preacher1 1
preacher1
preacher1 4
I still think Denver is gonna waste 'em though,LOL
skylloyd
skylloyd 1
HAH HAH HAH.
fltnsplr
I'm sorry – that was a bit harsh, I realize, but...did it not happen like that during the game? I just had a feeling...
martidav
Dave Ma 0
And very sneaky. My sis-in-law didn't even know until day before release.
nemosub2
Robyn Leonard 4
We love it. Thank you Boeing. You are awesome! GO Seahawks Go.
preacher1
preacher1 3
They got support the home boys, whether they got a chance or not. LOL
spamjam
Joe Malnar 1
If The Boeing Company were to support the home town guys, it'd be the Bears, not the Seahawks. I guess this was done by The Boeing Commercial Airplanes division :^)
boeing09876654321
Nick Hesler 2
The people at Boeing are like, we have a spare 747-8F, what do we do with it. Huuu... OH I KNOW, lets let the world know most of the people at Boeing are SeaHawks fans. Btw, GO DENVER!!!
jshhmr
josh homer 2
Good looking plane, but I'm a Broncos fan :-)
martidav
Dave Ma 1
Noob question: what's the best way to see future flight plans? Via this site? Another app? I do have the flightaware app as well.

Some of us would like to hear the squawk on our scanner and snap some photos with one's new long lens from one's secret KBFI perch. :-)
Moviela
Ric Wernicke 1
It is so cold in New Jersey the Goodyear Blimp refuses to leave the hanger.

Manning & company looks good for trip home on the happy flight.
KennyFlys
Ken Lane 1
Too bad there's not a carrier or manufacturer in Denver to flight plan a track of the Lombardi Trophy they're gonna take home!
Zany4God
Zany4God 1
I know this is pretty much old news by now, but I discovered the flight on Flightaware.com while doing some other searching. What a great surprise when the "1" and "2" flight course lit up on the map in Eastern Washington. I was ecstatic and wanted to tell everyone about it. The plane was BOE12. She was flying at 12,000 feet at a multiple of 12 (180kts). What I didn't do was check the direction of flight to the north. Was it 012 degrees by any chance? It was like being back in the military when something exciting or extraordinary was going on. Go Boeing! Go Hawks!
akovia
akovia 1
Really? Six hours at xxxx dollars per hour to make a map picture? Was there some test flight value to this?
Doobs
Dee Lowry 1
What an amazing tribute to an amazing team! GO HAWKS!!!! Thank you Boeing for your endless support! You guys went over and above the call!!!
You guys put us on the map!
reignman40
Joe Morrison 1
Seahawks are going to get pounded. They are not ready for a game this big.
craigder
Craig Anderson 1
Look out Denver. That "12" will look good in your air space. Colorado isn't big enough to spell out "43-8"!
Moviela
Ric Wernicke 1
Oh the agony of defeat. Started at the first snap.

Congratulations to the Seahawks, they came to win.

Boeing can take the team for a victory lap.
cmcginty
Casey McGinty 1
I am ignorant, why 12?
spamjam
Joe Malnar 1
The Seahawks parade is starting Real Soon Now through downtown Seattle, from the Space Needle to Century Link Field. Gonna last about 2 1/2 hours. BOE12 is supposed to do a flyover of the stadium, vaguely around 2-ish PST.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE12
robertcs
Casey, The 12 represents the Seahawk Fans, as the 12th Man on the field, where in American Football there are only 11 players on the field from each team during plays. If you do Facebook search Seattle Seahawks and you'll get the picture (no pun). Go Hawks!
RECOR10
RECOR10 2
It was not your money - why do you give a rip?
Moviela
Ric Wernicke 1
Of course it was a test flight. Data was gathered and systems tested necessary to complete the manufacture of the airplane. The course flown is of little significance to the flight, but it did prove the plane could execute a tightly specified pattern, and the staff had a little fun.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Nice pics but it ain't gonna help them on Sunday. LOL
eccsandiego
eccsandiego 1
Hahaha, famous last words...
chalet
chalet 1
HangEr as you wrote with an E is that thing made of wire or plastic from which you hang your clothes when you place them inside the closet. HangAr with an A is the buildng where planes are sent to for maintenance, secure storage, etc. OK?
eccsandiego
eccsandiego 1
Wasn't necessary after all ;-)
preacher1
preacher1 1
I'm surprised they ain't there in that 47 to take them home
Bobqat
Bob Harrington 1
HangEr is where the Broncos hung up their Superbowl dreams for another year...
eccsandiego
eccsandiego 1
Hey hey they didn't need the help...
Bobqat
Bob Harrington 1
The team is likely a tad tuckered, and would appreciate actual seats rather than a cargo container... =}
preacher1
preacher1 1
Throw 'em down some floor mats and cargo straps and they'll be fine. LOL
kwu20001
kev wu -3
Hope United Airlines repaints one of their planes to a Denver Broncos themed livery because every knows that they will win this sunday!
preacher1
preacher1 2
They'll probably win but I doubt you'll see United spring for a paint job. I would expect it more out of SWA or Frontier but not that poor mouth bunch.
eccsandiego
eccsandiego 1
Except that they didn't win...
Zany4God
Zany4God 0
The ETA was extended at least twice, from 1455 to around 1605, then to around 1700 or so and then back. It appeared she was changing her ETA based on specific flight test goals. I thought I heard this was a maiden flight for this BOE12 and that flight testing was being carried on during the mission... but I've seen nothing specifically relating to flight testing.
KDSM
Tim Swift 0
Go Broncos - Can't wait for that low level 47 before the game
Crash501
Les Ede 0
Seahawks are going to get their butts kicked no matter how many flight maps they make....
eccsandiego
eccsandiego 1
How does crow taste now that the Broncos got their butts kicked and big time?!
chalet
chalet -4
Since the Broncos are going to win, starting midnight February 2nd, 2014 no Boeing aircraft, passenger, cargo, military, anything will be allowed within the confines of the fair state of Colorado, only Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier and even Antonovs of any shapes and sizes will land at KDEN and points west.
Bobqat
Bob Harrington 2
That's okay - the B-52s don't need to stop, just skirt the border to 'flight test' a few AGM-86 ALCMs... >;^}
chalet
chalet 1
It seems that you are not aware of the latest-latest ECM-CECM gizmos available East of the Atlantic that shield their commercial aircraft in such a manner that even if the (very old and graceful I should add) B-52s dare to shoot anything ........... will be sent back to themselves, really. (LIMAO). GO BRONCOS 23-10
Bobqat
Bob Harrington 1
"And what you fail to realize is my ship... is dragging mines!"
- Jason Nesmith, 'Galaxy Quest'

Not a football fan, but seeing as I'm in Seattle...
chalet
chalet 1
Up the Rockies, what river.
Doobs
Dee Lowry 1
Hey Chalet-what ever blows your skirt up!
Hawks will rule the nest!!
chalet
chalet 1
Man, oh, man was it a let down. You know, when I first saw the 12 pattern (before the game that is) that the Seahwak 747 flew something inside of me told me ..mmm, it might go their way, unfortunately it did.
eccsandiego
eccsandiego 1
Did you have a plan B in case the Broncos lost - as they did?!
chalet
chalet 1
Yeah, I had called Kennedy SPC and asked for reservations on anything flying away from mother earth for instance the ISSS or Mars or whatever but the next launch is several months away so here I am counting my marbles, UNTIL NEXT YEAR (LIMAO)
ccthorp
ccthorp 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Boeing flies giant '12' in the sky with Seahawks-themed 747

The inspiration, of course, came from the Seahawks – who were set to square off just two days after the "12" test flight against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey on Sunday (Feb. 2). The National Football League squad is based in Seattle, where Boeing remains one of the region's largest employers.Boeing had flight testing it wanted to do with the aircraft, and the company's flight test team got creative in combining a regular test flight with some of the Super Bowl hype sweeping over Washington state.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE12
dmfish12
Darryl Fisher 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Is Boeing the Seahawk's biggest fan? Could be...

Cool flight path of the special Seahawk livery 747-8

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N770BA/history/20140130/1830Z/KBFI/KPAE