Boeing Supports Seahawks With Specially Painted 747

The number 12 is a salute to the team's fans, collectively known as being the Seahawks '12th man.'


About 12,000 feet above the state of Washington, aerospace giant Boeing Co. is flying a 747 jumbo jet painted in the colors of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks in the pattern of a massive "12."

The flight is a publicity move by Boeing, which is a sponsor of the Seattle Seahawks football team. The Seahawks are set to play the Denver Broncos in next Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII.

The 747-8 is owned by Boeing and is being used for flight testing. The number 12 is a salute to the team's fans, collectively known as being the Seahawks "12th man."

Boeing revealed the jumbo jet's special paint with the blue and neon green Seahawks logo and a "12" on the tail Wednesday.

Boeing, which manufactures much of its commercial aircraft in the Seattle-area, says there are just the two test pilots on board for the 4-hour-50- minute flight.

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