Check out the messages these pilots drew with their planes in the sky

TORONTO — Messages of hope are popping up around the world amid the COVID-19 crisis, in destinations like Rio de Janeiro and even the skies.

Last month, a pilot flying a Magnus Fusion 212 over Hungary paid tribute to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic by drawing a thumbs up and a medical cross in the sky. The message, which was recorded by Flightradar24, is just one of many tributes being made around the world in honour of medical workers during the pandemic.

A few weeks prior to the aerial thumbs up, another pilot, this one flying over Austria, used his plane to spell out the message “stay home” in the sky. The plane departed from an airport in Wiener Neustadt, just south of Vienna, and returned 24 minutes later once the message was completed.

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