Flight radar tracking is good for much more than marking a flight's progress mid-journey. It can also
A pilot recently took 40 minutes on his private plane to leave a message that delighted viewers on Flightradar24—a global, real-time flight tracking service—across the world.
His path on the service spelled out “Hello” in cursive. Check it out:
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) November 29, 2016
This isn't something you would ever see a commercial flight do, and for good reason—passengers would not be happy about a completely unnecessary diversion, no matter how many “Likes.”
But for this pilot, it was clearly worth it. You'll never look at your in-flight progress screen the same way again.