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!