Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sikorsky S-38 airplane model for the film The Aviator

Aero Telemetry built the Sikorsky S-38 model airplane that was used to digitally recreate the flying sequences in the Academy Award winning film The Aviator. The scene depicted Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes flying with Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn. This little airplane was shot against a green screen and digitized to simulate flying conditions over Los Angeles at night. There are several other scenes in the movie which include our S-38 model airplane, as well. Another interesting Hollywood movie behind the scenes fact!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

UAV Landing Gear Top 5 Companies

Aero Telemetry was named one of the top 5 vendors for UAV Landing Gear.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bonneville Speed Week 2016

2016 Hot Rod Trophy to George Poteet and our friends on the Speed Demon II Team. Congratulations and well done! New B/BFS record and Fastest Speed of Bonneville Speed Week at 442 MPH.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wright R-3350 Radial Engine

Two-stage supercharger...fuel injected...turbocharged. No doubt one of the most powerful radial engines ever produced, the Turbo-Compound R-3350-93 built by the Wright Aeronautical Division produces over 3500 HP.  This particular engine came from a Lockheed L-1649 Super Constellation owned by Howard Hughes and TWA.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

San Diego Air and Space Museum Visit

A great visit with the staff and volunteers of the San Diego Air & Space Museum Restoration Shop! What an amazing group of individuals. They really take pride in their work!
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Rumored purchase of WWII plane for Christopher Nolan to crash for movie

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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