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A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Turkish Airlines Draws National Flag to Honor Grand National Assembly

Turkish Airlines has drawn a flag in the sky to honor the 100th Anniversary of the Grand National Assembly.

The flag was drawn by TC-JJF, a Boeing 777-300ER, which took off from Ankara’s Esenboğa Airport on April 23 at 9:40 a.m. with flight number TK1920 to represent the date April 23, 1920.

The flight lasted over two hours, where it followed a route to create the crescent and star symbols in the Turkish flag to show on flight tracking apps. The flight peaked at 24,000 feet, with some lower segments later on.

TC-JJF, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER, draws Turkey’s flag symbols of the crescent and star in the skies over Turkey (Photo: Flightradar24)

The image in the below Tweet shows the route the aircraft took waypoint by waypoint.

Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Ayci said in a statement, “The inauguration day of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, founded a hundred years ago to represent the will of a nation which went great lengths to ensure its freedom and independence, was gifted to our children by its founder Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as “April 23, National Sovereignty and Children’s Day,” reflecting the confidence in the next generation in the safekeeping of these sacred values.

“As our country’s national flag carrier, we dedicate today’s exclusive flight to our children, the guardians of our future,” Ayci continued.

A video has been made available by Turkish Airlines on the airline’s YouTube channel and other social media pages to show how the flag was produced.


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