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Aviation History and Photos Blog | PlaneTags™

Hawker Sea Fury: From Fighter to Racer

Hawker Sea Fury: From Fighter to Racer

September 16, 2021

For more than 50 years, Reno, Nevada has been the host of an event that is like no other on the planet - the National Championship Air Races. This year, the MotoArt crew will be returning to Reno to celebrate and cheer on some of the fastest and most daring planes and pilots, and two Hawker Sea Furys in particular - Argonaut and Dreadnought!
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T-28C Trojan: A Trainer For A New Generation of Naval Aviators

T-28C Trojan: A Trainer For A New Generation of Naval Aviators

September 02, 2021

Training the Best for America’s Defense! The North American T-28C Trojan was built for training a new generation of Navy pilots. MotoArt has the honor of preserving one of these amazing aircraft. Meet #140597, a high performance, advanced trainer for a new age.
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Convair CV-580: Expanding On Greatness

Convair CV-580: Expanding On Greatness

August 19, 2021

The latest plane to join the PlaneTags collection is a Convair CV-580 that flew for SABENA, Frontier Airlines and Renown Aviation among others. Read more about N73163, a converted CV-440, and see exclusive photos of this aircraft.
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MLP-2: Launching NASAs Legacy for 50 Years

MLP-2: Launching NASAs Legacy for 50 Years

August 05, 2021

Read about MotoArt's venture into space and our NASA MLP-2 PlaneTags.
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B-29 Superfortress: Meet Miss Liberty Belle

B-29 Superfortress: Meet Miss Liberty Belle

July 22, 2021

Meet Miss Liberty Belle, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress who served throughout the Korean War and beyond. Follow her career and find out more about MotoArt’s latest: Boeing B-29 Superfortress PlaneTags.
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Meet Embraceable Annie: A New Life for A Boeing 720

Meet Embraceable Annie: A New Life for A Boeing 720

July 08, 2021

New in 2021: Meet Embraceable Annie, who got a new life as a testbed aircraft on behalf of US national defense. Before that, this plane served with Ethiopian Airlines and was even hijacked as Flight 708. Read all about her journey and how MotoArt acquired the material to create a limited edition Boeing 720 PlaneTag.
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C-54 Skymaster: The Mysterious Tanker 109

C-54 Skymaster: The Mysterious Tanker 109

June 24, 2021

The newest aircraft to join the PlaneTags fleet is a Douglas C-54 Skymaster. Tracing its roots from a warbird to an air tanker has not been the easiest but let us show you what we found. Meet N6816D.
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United Airlines Boeing 727: Flying The Friendly Skies

United Airlines Boeing 727: Flying The Friendly Skies

June 10, 2021

MotoArt’s newest addition to the PlaneTags collection is a Boeing 727-222 which flew exclusively for United Airlines. Our blog takes a closer look at N7262U and its role in United Airlines’ history.
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XP-82 Twin Mustang: A One of a Kind, Piston Powered Fighter

XP-82 Twin Mustang: A One of a Kind, Piston Powered Fighter

May 25, 2021

MotoArt had the opportunity to acquire the original aircraft skin from the restoration of 44-83887, an ultra-rare prototype XP-82 piston powered fighter. The Twin Mustang was built with an audacious design and a specific purpose - to escort a fleet of bombers further than any other aircraft USAF was capable of at the time. While they weren’t operational in time to accomplish that specific task during WWII these versatile planes went on to fulfill many other missions. 887 remains the only airworthy Twin Mustang left today, and you can own a small piece of this one-of-a-kind aircraft as a PlaneTag. 

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TWA DC-9: Bringing The Globe To The Heartland

TWA DC-9: Bringing The Globe To The Heartland

May 13, 2021

Although it has been nearly 20 years since TWA ceased operations on December 1, 2001, the airline and its fleet still remain in the fond memories of many, and as an era of aviation history itself. For those who flew in a TWA airliner or even watched them fly over and longed to be a part of that glamorous, exciting jet setting lifestyle one day, the TWA DC-9 PlaneTag is for you.

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UH-46 Sea Knight: Unique and Heroic Service

UH-46 Sea Knight: Unique and Heroic Service

May 03, 2021

The UH-46D Sea Knight was an tough, dependable helicopter used by the U.S. Navy and Marines, and tested by fire during the Vietnam War. Read about #152491 and its mission with HC-7 and the U.S. Navy.

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HZ-AB1: A Palace In The Sky

HZ-AB1: A Palace In The Sky

April 15, 2021

How does a globe-trotting Prince decorate his personal transport aircraft? With only the finest furnishings and decor - and with lots of gold. MotoArt was able to preserve a Lockheed L1011-500 TriStar that was once owned by a King and a Prince, and offer the first ever 23k Gold PlaneTag. Read more about this beautiful plane and see some behind the scenes photos of how we made them.
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