Pilot Draws Giant Syringe In The Sky To Celebrate COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival

When promising vaccines for COVID-19 started to become a reality, many people wanted to celebrate and shout it from the rooftops. A pilot in southern Germany did one better and showed his appreciation 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) in the air. Using a flight tracker, the pilot drew a 70-kilometer (43 mile) long syringe in the sky with his plane.

According to AFP, the amateur pilot, 20-year-old Samy Kramer, carefully plotted his route above Baden-Wuerttemberg, southwest Germany, just before Christmas to celebrate the start of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Germany and the rest of Europe.

“I wanted to give people food for thought for the day the vaccine became available,” Kramer told AFP. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was officially rolled out on Sunday, December 27, but a day earlier a 101-year-old care home resident became the first person in Germany to receive a jab.  

Using a Diamond DA-20 Katana, Kramer took to the skies for a flight that lasted just over 1 hour 40 minutes and covered around 280 kilometers (170 miles), taking in some 90-degree turns to create his depiction, all captured by Flightradar24, a live flight tracker.

Earlier this week, a pilot in Germany took to the skies to celebrate the availability of a #COVID19 vaccine. 

Around 65 percent of Germans have said they will have the vaccine when it is available, similar to the UK at 67 percent, according to a recent YouGov poll. In the US, confidence in a vaccine has risen recently to 60 percent of adults saying they will have the jab, up from 51 percent in September according to a national survey by Pew Research. 

Kramer wasn’t the only one to use the skies as a canvas for their pandemic messages this year, according to Flightradar24.  

One pilot flying over Burgenland in Austria spelled out the message ‘”STAY HOME,” another drew a giant thumbs up above Szekszárd in Hungary, and a third spelled out “NHS” for the UK’s National Health Service, above Berkshire in south-east England. This latest one celebrates the phenomenal achievement of scientists working together around the world in incredible circumstances during an incredible year.

Source: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/pilot-draws-giant-syringe-in-the-sky-to-celebrate-covid19-vaccine-arrival/

RSS Latest Press Release

  • The Mold Girl Ramps Up Annual Air Quality Testing Following High Demand
    Daniel Island, SC – Entrepreneur Elizabeth Keefer, aka The Mold Girl, is stepping up to meet demand from worried residents concerned about their homes being afflicted with significant health hazards.   Keefer, a well-respected council-certified indoor environmental professional, is now offering annual air quality testing for homeowners worried their homes could have mold, allergens, or other […]
  • Wendy's and Google Cloud partner to enhance the Wendy's restaurant experience
    Wendy's®  and Google Cloud today announced a partnership to enhance Wendy's restaurant experience and unlock new customer, restaurant, and employee experiences through data-driven insights.Wendy's intends to leverage Google Cloud's data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and hybrid cloud tools to create new ways customers can order food in the drive-thru, on their mobile […]
  • Unique Custom Marine Vault Launches New Storage Boating Facility
    Pompano Beach, FL: A new 25,000 sqft boat storage warehouse has opened to offer the best complete boat care service in Florida’s Pompano Beach.   Owned and operated by Unique Custom Marine Vault, the unit is a safe and secure marine facility with an in-house mechanic and boat transporters.    “If you are looking for a […]
  • Dreamstime launches the "Cover of the Year 2021 in Romania" contest with prizes totaling 7,500 Euros.
    Dreamstime, the world’s largest stock photo community, together with Cărturești and PressOne, announces the launch of the "Cover of the Year 2021 in Romania" contest for book cover illustrations. Publishers or graphic artists who have published books with original covers throughout 2020 and 2021 are invited to participate. Participants can submit covers using stock media […]