Airline maker Boeing, which was founded in Seattle and is the area's largest employer, is celebrating the Seahawks Super Bowl appearance with a custom paint job of a 747-8, a cargo version of Boeing's largest aircraft.
The "12th Man" livery, which pays homage to the NFL's loudest fanbase, made its inaugural flight Thursday morning. A special flight tracker allowed fans to follow the plane online as it flew in a 12-shaped formation through the skies of Washington state.
According to Boeing's website, the length of the 747-8 is 243.4 feet, nearly the same distance as Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's longest pass this season (80 yards or 240 feet).
Fans at CenturyLink Field in Seattle have set a Guinness World Record for crowd noise at about 38 times louder than the 747-8's engines.