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747 To Fly At Low Altitude Over Indianapolis
Updated December 15, 2015 1:03 PM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - If you'll be downtown around the lunch hour today, officials say you'll see a giant plane flying at a low altitude overhead around noon.

Rolls-Royce and Raytheon say they'll be flying a Boeing 747 at low altitude into Indianapolis from the east side, through downtown, toward the southwest side of the city around noon.

They say they're flying at minimum safe altitudes and cooperating with the FAA.

It's all so people can take a look at the Rolls-Royce powered "Flying Test Bed" plane they say is supported by Raytheon.

The companies are getting out the word in advance, they say, to make sure people know what is happening so they're not concerned.

They say they've also coordinated with local organizations and emergency response teams so they know as well.

Rolls-Royce is using the hashtag #RRIndyFlyBy if you'd like to keep up with them on Twitter.

Earlier this year, Rolls-Royce celebrated 100 years in Indianapolis.

They also announced earlier this year a $600 million upgrade to their Indy plant.



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