What’s Been Up With These Planes Hovering Over Amarillo
With all the talk about UFOs and Chinese spy balloons, it seems like lately when you look up something strange is bound to show up.
Well if you've looked up into the Amarillo sky lately you may have noticed something a bit strange going on with the commercial airplanes that are flying above Amarillo. There have been quite a few low-flying aircraft over Amarillo that just seem to be hovering in place.
Why and how could it be doing this though? Has there been some new development in aerospace technology? Or could aliens be interfering with our commercial airlines?
Well, the actual answer to this is far less out of this world and more pertinent to the Panhandle and its windy weather.
If you haven't noticed, the Panhandle winds these past few days have been absolutely insane. With winds reaching up to a staggering 59 mph, it's been an interesting week for those in the aviation industry in the Panhandle.
And for some, these high winds have actually provided an excellent opportunity to test out new airplanes. According to sources, up until Wedsday while winds are high, Boeing will be taking advantage of the Panhandle's fast winds and long runways to test out new a new commercial jet.
The new commercial jet that they will be testing? The Boeing 777X. This long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet is still currently in production and is currently set to be the longest commercial aircraft ever built, capable of carrying up to 426 passengers.
So it turns out that the entire city of Amarillo just got a sneak peak at a jet that we may be seeing in the future. Who knows how many of us will end up getting to take a ride on this marvel of a jet?
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