Pilot Takes Private Plane on a Detour to Write Out 'Stay Home' in the Sky
A pilot in Austria had a strong message for the world during the coronavirus outbreak — and they took to the skies to share it.
The unnamed pilot of a privately-owned Diamond DA40 Diamond Star took off earlier this week to remind people to stay home to help decrease the spread of the coronavirus.
The 24-minute flight from Wiener Neustadt to Graz airport took a few looping detours to spell out the letters “S T A Y H O M E” in the skies before looping back around and landing at its destination. It’s unclear who the pilot was, if there was anyone else aboard the small, four-seat aircraft or what the purpose of the flight was (besides the quarantine-themed message).
But the pilot is not the only one reminding people to stay indoors during the pandemic that has affected over 200,000 people around the world.
While many workers may be able to complete their jobs remotely, many pilots and flight crew members continue to show up to work. Many are taking extra precautions, wearing face masks while working and disinfecting their workplaces before beginning service.
The captain of a boat took a photo of a Carnival cruise ship headed to Alabama’s Mobile port. The message “WE WILL BE BACK” was illuminated in the ship’s windows.
Meanwhile, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger posted videos on his Instagram, instructing people on how to remain fit and healthy from their homes.