Those who have witnessed the splendor of a custom paint job on an aircraft will agree that it is difficult to be impressed with normal works of art from that point onward. We must take our hats off to many of these jaw-dropping works of art. Aircraft custom paint jobs serve a number of purposes. From scaring the enemy with terrifying military aircraft, to expressing one’s individuality with the wealthiest individuals’ private jets.
Out Of The Ocean
Let us begin with the Airbus Paintshop found within Hamburg, Germany, introducing one-third of the All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) A380 series. How adorable is this airline’s Hawaiian sea turtle design?
ANA happens to be the initial client of the Japanese superjumbo, and you can expect that the other two ANA A380s are headed for the same sea turtle treatment pictured above. Sea turtles can be found in Hawaii, hinting at the plane’s commuting path to Narita-Honolulu. There will be three colors, beyond the blue of this first design, the second being green and the final one being orange. The ANA A380 is an exceptionally complicated work of art, being Airbus’ most ambitious project. Painting the 3,600m² surface of the aircraft became a 21-day long job which involved a sensational 16 individual color tones.
The rarely spotted but hotly discussed CF-18 Demo Jet is a spectacle of the Royal Canadian Air Force. As you can see, this jet is the embodiment of the Canadian spirit, with its white and red maple leaf theme. It was during 2017’s 150th Anniversary Air Show (or Canada150) that the RCAF unveiled the CF-18 fighter jet. Cracking a top speed of 1,127 miles per hour, you might have some trouble spotting the CF-18, but you will definitely hear this sound-barrier breaking marvel.
In contrast to the intimidating appearance of this marvel of art and engineering, fix your eyes on this next entry…