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Pilot Uses GPS Tracker To Draw Picture Of A Plane... With A Plane

"Some flights are about the journey -- or in this case, about the image."
The pilot "drew" the image after taking off from a small airport near Hamburg, Germany.
The pilot "drew" the image after taking off from a small airport near Hamburg, Germany.

Using GPS trackers to create pictures of running routes is over.

A pilot in Germany has taken the "drawing by tracking your movement" concept to the next level by doodling an image of an airplane with... an airplane. 

The unidentified pilot took off near Hamburg on Saturday, performed some agile aerobatics, then landed on the North Sea archipelago of Heligoland.

The Robin DR400/180 Regent aircraft's route was recorded on live flight tracking website Flightradar24. On the return flight to the German mainland, the plane appeared to script some letters, which the site's blog believes were the pilot's initials:

The pilot wrote letters on its return trip to the German mainland.
The pilot wrote letters on its return trip to the German mainland.

The stunt came three days after the same airplane drew a heart, perhaps as a test run:

The same airplane was responsible for this rather cute drawing just three days previously.
The same airplane was responsible for this rather cute drawing just three days previously.

"Not every flight is about getting from point A to B," Flightradar24 wrote on its blog. "Some flights are about the journey -- or in this case, about the image." 

Using GPS apps to "draw" is not new, although doing it from the sky is still considered somewhat of a specialty. 

In 2014, San Francisco-based copywriter and comedian Claire Wyckoff wowed the web with her phallic-inspired running drawings:

Today's run was hard. #happyfathersday #nike #nikeplusart #runningdrawing #halfmarathon #penis

A photo posted by Claire Wyckoff (@clairewyck) on

Gene Lu, meanwhile, mapped out Star Wars images on his regular runs:

And a man in England even proposed to his girlfriend with a little help from his GPS tracking app.

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