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10 Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs.

Posted in Cool Stuff, Custom, Pop Culture by MrAngry | November 19th, 2010 | 7 Responses |

Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs

We here at Ridelust.com don’t discriminate over vehicles. In fact if you can stick a human in it, on it or over it, then we’ll write about it. I was passing LaGuardia Airport this afternoon and notice a plane with this wicked red and blue paint job. Sadly, I didn’t have a camera with me to snap a picture, but it got me thinking about custom paint jobs for airplanes. I mean we’ve got custom cars, bikes and boats, so why not a custom airplane, right? Obviously, I use the term custom lightly here, as the last thing we want to see are planes with zoomies sticking out of the jet engines or planes with chopped roof lines, as that may in fact screw up the aerodynamics. After doing a bit of digging though I found out there were a few air carriers out there that actually decided to have a little fun with their big birds. The below is just a quick pictorial of some pretty cool planes that you may, or may not see flying over your friendly skies.

• Thailands Nok-Air

Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs

I’ll be honest, I’m not sure if this is supposed to be a parrot, a toucan or some comic character off a cereal box. I’d imagine though that it’s freaked our its share of migrating birds.

• Southwest Shamu

Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no! It’s a killer whale? Yep, apparently Southwest Airlines created this little number to promote its relationship with Seaworld. Notice how closely it resembles Shamu…

• Western Pacific’s Simpsons Shuttle

Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs

Aside from being the longest running American sitcom in TV history, the Simpsons also have enough clout to get their own plane. Check out Marge’s fro on the tail… totally bitchen’!

• Qantas Airways Desert Plane

Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs

I’m just going to assume that this is supposed to be what you’ll see when you get lost in the outback and begin to suffer from heat exhaustion. Hallucinations anyone?

• Continental’s Peter Max Plane

Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs

For those of you who don’t know, Peter Max was a psychedelic artist from the 1960′s who created some of the trippiest paintings out there. He created this little diddy for Continental Airlines in 1996 to spice up an otherwise bland blue sky.

• Iron Maiden – Airline Eddie

Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs

Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs

Eddie’s on the tail… nuff said.

• F-16 Fighter

Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs

I have no idea why this was created and nor do I care. This F-16 AM sports the coolest paint job I have yet to see on a flying machine. Simply awesome!

• U.S. Air – Arizona Cardinals

Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs

I’ll say it… I know absolutely nothing about sports. So, with that being said, are these guys good enough to have their own airplane? Seems expensive no?

• All Nippon – Pokemon Air

Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs

I actually threw up a little in my mouth when I first saw this. Just imagine being bird and seeing this thing fly by. They’d probably tuck their wings and dive bomb straight into oblivion. Poor bastards.

• Alaska Airlines – Big Salmon

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You think Sarah Palin flies on this fish?

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7 Responses

  1. SNAK3 says:

    Most Alaskan Airlines planes used to have a picture of Jimmy Hendrix on the tail wing, but idk if they still do.

  2. Christina says:

    alaskan airlines has a ESKIMO on their tailwing, it’s easy to mistake an Eskimo’s fur hair for a afro, sooo no biggie. haha

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  4. ds440 says:

    I was a little surprised when Maiden didn’t use the “Aces High” Eddie for their plane. I would think that would be more appropriate.

  5. Zach says:

    US Airways has a bunch of NFL themed planes, not just the Cardinals. They have the Steelers, Eagles, and Panthers, just to name a few.

  6. Chris J says:

    What about the Brannif planes from the 70′s? Beats the hell out of Shamu or a cardinal!