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Delta L1011: The Fuel Efficient Wide Ride Fleet

Delta L1011: The Fuel Efficient Wide Ride Fleet

May 12, 2022

Our L-1011-1 first took flight in August 1975 and was delivered as N332EA to Eastern Airlines in November 1975. In December 1991, it was registered as N786DL and delivered to Delta, where it remained in service until 1999. Read more about Delta's L1011 fleet and see what became of N786DL.
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Lockheed P2V Neptune: Braving Antarctica for Operation Deep Freeze

Lockheed P2V Neptune: Braving Antarctica for Operation Deep Freeze

April 28, 2022

Read all about BuNo 140436, a Lockheed P2V Neptune that supported the VX-6 squadron during Operation Deep Freeze II and Deep Freeze III in Antarctica. This plane served exclusively with the Puckered Penguins until retirement, then joined the Walter Soplata collection. In 2019 MotoArt acquired the cockpit for preserving and the tail to create PlaneTags.
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Air Do 767-300ER: Farewell to the Original Wings of Hokkaido

Air Do 767-300ER: Farewell to the Original Wings of Hokkaido

April 14, 2022

Read about MotoArt's latest PlaneTags - created from JA98AD, a 767-300ER that flew with Air Do for 22 years.
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Aerospatiale SA 330J Puma: An All Purpose and All-Weather Workhorse

Aerospatiale SA 330J Puma: An All Purpose and All-Weather Workhorse

March 31, 2022

Celebrate an amazing and storied helicopter. Learn more about MotoArt’s newest aircraft - an SA 330J Puma.
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Meet the PlaneTags Collector: Jim Emerson

March 22, 2022

Our first ever "Meet the PlaneTags Collector" subject is Mr. Jim Emerson, a long time customer, collector and now friend. Learn more about him and see exclusive videos and photos of his PlaneTags collection.
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Air Transat A310: A Final Flight of Mercy

Air Transat A310: A Final Flight of Mercy

March 17, 2022

On March 30, 2020, C-GSAT, an Air Transat Airbus A313, touched down in Toronto Pearson Airport for the last time - its last scheduled flight before retirement and a repatriation flight for Canadian citizens who had been stranded in Europe due to COVID flight restrictions. TS765 from Porto, Portugal was on a mission of mercy. Read more about this trip and the history of C-GSAT, from start to finish.
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Grumman G-21A Goose: A Legend of Sea and Sky

Grumman G-21A Goose: A Legend of Sea and Sky

March 03, 2022

The newest aircraft for 2022 is here - the Grumman G-21A Goose. Read about N88821, its rich history, and how it is being restored in Alaska. Exclusive photos included.
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Convair 990: A Legacy of Speed

Convair 990: A Legacy of Speed

February 17, 2022

With just 37 total CV-990s ever built, and less than a handful remaining today, preserving the story and portions of ‘728 was important to MotoArt owner Dave Hall. Celebrate the ingenuity of the designers and engineers who endeavored to create the fastest jet airliner in the sky. Read more about our plane OB-R-728 and welcome it to the PlaneTags fleet.
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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed: The Supersonic Jet Fighter To Beat

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed: The Supersonic Jet Fighter To Beat

February 03, 2022

When MotoArt owner Dave Hall discovered a MiG-21 UM in Georgia last year, he was stoked for himself and for the PlaneTags collector community. Keep reading to learn more about the MiG-21 and how MotoArt turned the cockpit of one into one of the most exciting PlaneTags to date.

 

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Delta 757: The Backbone of the Fleet

Delta 757: The Backbone of the Fleet

January 24, 2022

MotoArt has created the first official Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 PlaneTags in 2022, but the history goes back further between MotoArt and a Delta 757. Read about Delta’s 757s and two in particular: N627DL and one from the past.
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A-4 Skyhawk: A Small But Tough Fighter

A-4 Skyhawk: A Small But Tough Fighter

January 06, 2022

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was a diminutive, nimble light attack aircraft that served the US Navy and Marines during the Cold War and was integral to Vietnam War. Read about BuNo 139960 - its history and how it became part of the PlaneTags fleet.
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Atlas Air 747: Bearing The Weight Of The World’s Cargo

Atlas Air 747: Bearing The Weight Of The World’s Cargo

December 02, 2021

In its relatively short 30 years operating, Atlas Air, Inc. has made a name for itself in providing cargo and passenger solutions worldwide - all done on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 747s. Read about N522MC, a 747-200 that flew with Atlas before becoming the latest PlaneTags.
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