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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

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

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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Beechcraft Starship: An Aircraft Ahead Of Its Time

April 01, 2021

Read about the amazing Beechcraft Starship, an advanced twin turboprop aircraft designed by Burt Rutan and Scaled Composites. See N515JS, one of 53 Starships constructed.
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N88ZL: Jet Setting in a Boeing 707

March 18, 2021

The Boeing 707 has been credited for ushering in the Jet Age, a new era for passenger transportation that introduced many of us to the pleasures and conveniences of air travel. It was a popular aircraft, in service for half a century, in use by many airlines in many countries, bringing the citizens of the world together in a matter of hours, instead of days and months. Let’s get a closer look at the 707, and one specific plane that crossed oceans as a commercial jetliner for Lufthansa then later as a charter plane that carried some of the biggest names in music.
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General Aviation Giants: Beechcraft Bonanza A36 and Cessna 172

March 04, 2021

MotoArt is introducing a new category of planes in our collection - General Aviation. To celebrate the pilots and planes of GA we are introducing a pair of our first two general aviation PlaneTags - made from a Beechcraft Bonanza A36 and Cessna 172.
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Super Guppy Turbine: Transporting Cargo That No Other Plane Could

February 18, 2021

With just four ever built, and one of them headed for scrapping, MotoArt was thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to preserve the very first Super Guppy Turbine made. Aided by the South Wales Aviation Museum, they were able to obtain the fuselage of this very special aircraft. Learn more about the Super Guppy and how it changed the course of the race to Space for NASA.
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EVA Air 747-400: Spreading Wings Over The World

February 04, 2021

EVA Air was able to grow quickly into an international airline by using the long range Boeing 747-400 to grow its global network. Read about B-16462 and add a 747 PlaneTag to your collection
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P-51K Mustang: One Plane's Journey

January 21, 2021

The P-51 Mustang was a long-range fighter that was invaluable to the Allies during World War II. Its capabilities allowed them to strategically bomb Germany in retaliation to the devastating blows to Great Britain during the Blitz. Its role in the Allied victory is well known, but many of these fighters went on to live entirely different lives post-war. Read about one such Mustang - #44-12852 and its exciting journey.
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DC-9 Aero California: To Baja and Beyond

January 07, 2021

The newest PlaneTags come from a Douglas DC-9-30, clothed in sunny vintage Aero California livery. The rich yellow, orange, red and brown colors were intended to evoke images of sunny Baja California, the home of the airline’s headquarters in La Paz, Mexico during its 1960 - 2008 operations. 

The DC-9 came off the Douglas Aircraft production line in Long Beach, California in 1965 - just one more amazing design from the unrivaled Douglas aircraft lineage. Douglas Aircraft designed and produced dozens of incredible wartime aircraft, as well as a succession of popular passenger jets including their workhorse, the DC-9.

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December 18, 2020

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T-38 Talon: Pilot Trainer and USAF Workhorse

December 10, 2020

The Northrop T-38 Talon is a supersonic jet that has been used by the USAF to train pilots for over half a century. This high performance jet trainer boasts an exceptional safety record, ease of maintenance and exceptional operating economy that has given it an enduring career, possibly into 2023. Read about this amazing
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