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F16A: The Ferocity of the Fighting Falcon

F16A: The Ferocity of the Fighting Falcon

June 22, 2023

In the realm of military aviation, very few aircraft have left an indelible mark on the aerospace industry like the F-16A. Developed as a versatile, multi-role fighter jet, the F-16A has played a pivotal role in shaping modern aerial warfare. Read on as we delve into the details of one such iconic aircraft - s/n 80-0542, a General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon.  
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MD 530 F: The Ultimate Helicopter for Multiple Missions

MD 530 F: The Ultimate Helicopter for Multiple Missions

June 13, 2023

The MD 530F, known as the Sportscar of Helicopters, is a highly capable and versatile aircraft with a rich history and a wide range of applications. With its exceptional performance, the MD 530F continues to serve military, law enforcement, and civilian operators in demanding missions around the world. Keep reading about the small but mighty MD 530F helicopter and how it became a first for MotoArt. 
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DC-9: Northwest Airlines Iconic Workhorse

DC-9: Northwest Airlines Iconic Workhorse

June 08, 2023

The McDonnell Douglas DC-9's legacy is undeniable, with nearly one thousand units of the popular aircraft produced during its 17 year manufacturing run. The DC-9's impact on the aviation industry remains significant, serving as a testament to its enduring design and the innovative spirit of McDonnell Douglas. N920RW, a DC-9-31, was one of 976 DC-9s built, serving some of the notable U.S. domestic carriers of its era, including Northwest Airlines. Learn more about N920RW and Northwest Airlines DC-9 PlaneTags.
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Aviation Gifts: Gift Ideas For Dads

Aviation Gifts: Gift Ideas For Dads

May 30, 2023

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P38: The Legacy of Lockheed's Lightning

P38: The Legacy of Lockheed's Lightning

May 23, 2023

The legendary Lockheed P-38 Lightning has landed at MotoArt, with the help from our friends at Pima Air and Space Museum. Find out more about 42-12847, a P-38G, and get your own P-38 Lightning PlaneTags.
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Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner: Popular Twin Engine Turboprop for Regional Airlines

Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner: Popular Twin Engine Turboprop for Regional Airlines

May 11, 2023

When MotoArt owner Dave Hall and the team found a Fairchild Swearingen Metro II in the middle of Colorado they felt as though they had stumbled upon a rare gem. With only 198 SA226-TC models built, this Metro II in Key Lime Air colors was indeed a rare find. Read about N62Z and the history of the Metroliner, then add Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner PlaneTags to your collection.
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Lockheed Super Constellation: Supporting NASA’s Connection to Deep Space

Lockheed Super Constellation: Supporting NASA’s Connection to Deep Space

April 25, 2023

The Lockheed C-121G Super Constellation is here! This attention getting silhouette is a much requested addition to MotoArt’s Encyclopedia of Aircraft. N420NA began its service with the U.S. military but it also spent many years with NASA, testing ground tracking stations systems and performing simulations for ground tracking station operators. Read more about this plane, then get one of our Lockheed Super Connie PlaneTags for your collection
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Boeing 757: Celebrating US Airways Heritage

Boeing 757: Celebrating US Airways Heritage

April 13, 2023

Airlines and customers alike appreciated the Boeing 757-200 and the paths it opened up for travel across large spans and vast oceans, even where only smaller airports were available. Let’s take a closer look at N905AW, a Boeing 757-200 with a career span of nearly 30 years. 
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Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk: A Multi-Role Helicopter

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk: A Multi-Role Helicopter

April 04, 2023

The latest entrant into MotoArt’s encyclopedia of aircraft is a helicopter. The Sikorsky UH-60 has become one of the most widely used helicopters in the world, serving in a variety of roles, including troop transport, medical evacuation, and search and rescue. Read more about one UH-60A, 87-24659, its development, history and how MotoArt owner Dave Hall found it, then get one for your own PlaneTags collection.
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Aloha Airlines 737-200: Pioneering Low-Cost Air Travel in Hawaii

Aloha Airlines 737-200: Pioneering Low-Cost Air Travel in Hawaii

March 16, 2023

The Boeing 737-200 was a popular narrow-body aircraft that was produced by Boeing from the 1960s to the 1980s. It had a range of up to 2,930 nautical miles (5,420 km) and could carry up to 136 passengers. The 737-200 was known for its reliability, durability, and flexibility, making it a popular choice for many airlines. The newest PlaneTags are made from a 737-200 that flew for TAP Air Portugal as CS-TEO and Aloha Airlines as N824AL. Let’s take a closer look. 
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Dassault HU-25 Guardian: The US Coast Guard Falcon

Dassault HU-25 Guardian: The US Coast Guard Falcon

March 02, 2023

The Dassault HU-25A Guardian was a crucial asset to the USCG's fleet, providing critical support for maritime safety and security missions. Its versatility, speed, and advanced equipment make it an essential tool in protecting the nation's borders and saving lives at sea.
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Boeing 737: The Piedmont Pacemaker

Boeing 737: The Piedmont Pacemaker

February 16, 2023

Piedmont Airlines, later absorbed into USAir, was founded in 1948 and grew from a humble regional carrier to a successful nationwide airline with its use of Boeing 737s. Read about Piedmont’s first 737-200, the Piedmont Pacemaker, - N734N, also known as N200AU.
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