Aerial Artistry On Display

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A contest sponsored by Lightspeed and CloudAhoy is inspiring general aviation pilots to draw in the sky. Contestants make line drawings using the path of their airplanes, recorded using CloudAhoy, a smartphone-based GPS flight tracking app. The concept, on a larger scale, was popularized in the last few years by jet aircraft manufacturers who used the extremely long flights required for certification, particularly ETOPS testing, to sketch out a shape with their radar track.

Most entrants have submitted roughly 100 miles of data for their drawings. One early entrant has flown over 300 miles to trace the Texas Longhorns logo, inside a drawing of the state of Texas, west of Houston. The overall winner will receive a Lightspeed Zulu 3 headset. Second and third will win Lightspeed flight bags. The contest closes Oct. 3.

All the submitted artwork is available for viewing here on the Lightspeed website.

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