Hopefully this is NOT true. With excellent VFX houses in the UK and even better practical effects companies worldwide, this would be an outrageous, excessive waste of a rare historic artifact! Large scale unmanned airplanes would be 1/10th the cost and provide better and more reliable footage....11 Academy Awards.... Airplanes of The Aviator...some of the best flying sequences ever put on film. Do not plunder history for movie drivel. #SaveHistory #RareAirplane #NoWarbirdsKilledDuringFilming
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Monday, June 20, 2016
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
“My real-world experiences as a pilot and aerospace engineer give me a specifically unique perspective when designing unmanned air vehicles and systems for airplanes. The really great part is being able to truly appreciate airplanes and aircraft engine designs not only for their historic and aesthetic value, but also as a clear manifestation of functional art.”
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Initially commissioned for a History Channel Television Show commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I, the full-size replica of the Kettering Bug will now be the subject of an intense one-hour TV documentary that will feature the various aspects of the airplanes design, it’s secretive military history, the famous people behind the development, and the airplane’s contribution to the advancement of early aviation technology.
The background and technical details of the Kettering Bug have been meticulously researched for historical accuracy and re-designed with many of the same materials and techniques that were used to build the original. In commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of WWI, this amazing full-size replica is being prepared for its first flight by Joe Bok and his Aero Telemetry Team.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Aero Telemetry was honored to have their Hughes H-1 Racer on display in the front lobby of The Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood two weeks ago. The 4 night event was a celebration of Aviation and Cinema. The first night was a presentation given by Oscar winners Craig Barron and Ben Burtt called The Illusions of Flight: Behind the Scenes of Hollywood's Aviation Classics. For those in attendence it was a packed house and an amazing presentation!
Below are some pictures of our H-1 Racer display.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Spend an evening in Hollywood at the Academy of Motion Pictures Linwood Theater with Oscar Winners Craig Barron and Ben Burtt as they present “The Illusions of Flight: Behind the Scenes of Hollywood’s Aviation Classics” on August 14th at 7:00pm.
The presentation will feature never before seen footage of the Aero Telemetry flyable models
constructed for Academy Award winning movie The Aviator.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
This B-29 fully loaded with fuel, smoke oil, and X1 parasite weighs more than the AMA LMA limit of 125lbs. Hot day, high humidity, high density altitude, number 1 engine running bad, and appears to have limited rudder control. This is the 5th or 6th time he crashed one of these, and this time almost takes 10 peoples heads off.
YouTube Video B29 Crash Warbirds Over Delaware 2014http://youtu.be/gQ6qNUiEdmE