The lockdown and pandemic have likely changed global travel forever. We now have previously unlikely projects like Plane Reclaimers.
Plane Reclaimers deal with commercial aircraft once they’ve reached the end of their flying life. Their parts can be used elsewhere or as memorabilia, as long as they are not junked and wastefully abandoned.
In a project known as “Mile High Mural Project”, which was actually a 60-foot platform, Jim Vision turned one retiring aircraft into a female Celtic warrior spirit.
As Plane Reclaimer’s and Vision’s End the Line agency remind us, pilots have always decorated their craft with pictures of animals, mascots and even pinup girls for good luck.
This handpainted mural, one of the largest that the respected urban artist had ever attempted, needed a cherry picker at full extension. It also happened during high winds on the airstrip in South Wales and took four days.
The aeroplane was a 300-tonne canvas and potentially one of many to come as the aviation industry battles to deal with the COVID-19 and climate crisis. A new generation of newer and fuel-efficient models are needed, at the very least.
Kirsty Gauder, Marketing & Media, Plane Reclaimers, told the press;
We were so excited to welcome Jim Vision back to St Athan for the second time. Jim took on the incredible challenge of painting a giant Boeing 777-200 tail, at an impressive height of over 60 feet! The Plane Reclaimers team thoroughly loved watching Jim’s vibrant vision come to life. During his visit, Jim added his artistic touch to 10 Boeing 747 window cuts. These beautifully painted custom pieces will be going up for auction on our website on the 1st of September.
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