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Remos spreads Christmas cheerRemos spreads Christmas cheer

Engineers from German light sport aircraft maker Remos AG set out this month on a mission to spread a seasonal greeting over much of Germany, using modern technology to create their Christmas message in the sky with electronic “ink.”

There were no smoke trails in the sky, but the message was clear on radar when Remos spelled out "Merry Xmas" over Germany. Flightradar 24 image courtesy of Remos.

The mission, designed and flown by Chief Technical Officer and test pilot Christian Majunke and Paul Foltz, required some unusual maneuvering.

“It was a lot of fun flying over a track like that on a map,” Majunke said in a press release. “We sure gave the flight controls a workout, but the radar track clearly shows the results of our efforts with ‘invisible’ skywriting.”

The pair guided their aircraft through the script at about 1,800 feet.

Remos has been hard at work incorporating advanced technology into its aircraft lineup, so it’s fitting that the company use technology to send a message. For those who missed the flight as it happened, the company also posted an animation of the flight track on YouTube.

Jim Moore

Jim Moore

Editor-Web Jim Moore joined AOPA in 2011 and is an instrument-rated private pilot, as well as a certificated remote pilot, who enjoys competition aerobatics and flying drones.
Topics: Aviation Industry

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