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787FT-social-seattle[8]Are you bored? Do you need a break from watching the Pitch Drop Experiment?

Boeing has a solution: A site that tracks the location of 787s around the world and superimposes them over a Google Earth globe. Click on a flight, and you get brought into an up-close view where you can watch a rendered model of a 787 fly above the scenery.

When following a particular flight, the camera usually orbits the plane, complete with a sound for the jet engines (though it’s possible to switch that off). They have a toggle for a “passenger view,” but it seems to be bugged to only display a static image.

This set-up would appear to be designed to highlight the reliability of the 787, which faced battery problems that have since been corrected.

Previously on GeekWire: Put down the paintbrush: Boeing paints 777 wings with robots

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