Preserving History, One Airplane at a Time
Custom aircraft created to your criteria, printed on durable vinyl and precision-cut to fit any space. Can be moved and reused without worry.
Go to www.wallpilot.com
Website has a questionnaire for creating custom graphics priced from $300 for a four-foot-long print to $500 for an eight-footer. You can choose ready-to-print graphics from $99 for a four-foot print to $159 for an eight-footer.
A little-known fact about me. I’ve built plastic model airplanes since a child! Flying KC-135s all over the world, I took thousands of airplane pictures feeding my model plane addiction. Several digital artists asked me for those pictures as a trade for model airplane decals. These artist friends created detailed profiles from the pictures I sent them like the one below.
But plastic model airplanes are an old man’s hobby and thousands of historical images remain unused. Our desire is preserving the artwork and sharing the stories with you. I learned the decal sheet artwork can be customized with a little effort.
Our plan takes the digital artwork to create vinyl airplane graphics aviation nuts can personalize. Anyone can have a custom graphic of their favorite airplanes and paint schemes, but most importantly their name and personal tail number on the aircraft.
Personalization produced a bigger challenge. Seven years ago when we started down this path programmers told us a website costs over $100,000! There are literally thousands of aircraft configurations, tail numbers, and paint schemes. Automated websites were financially impractical. I knew there must be a way to do this.
New computer customization makes possible a six to eight-foot graphic costing under $150. We’ve done one custom print 30 feet long! The next dilemma was which aircraft to start with? A number of friends said to begin with the iconic planes. So the P-51 Mustang, F-4 Phantom II, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Falcon, F-18 Hornet and of course my KC-135 are first off the printer. You pick future aircraft!
We felt using the artwork and sharing it with a much larger audience is a great achievement. Everyone can have a personalized aircraft graphic of their favorite airplanes for a wall. If you dreamt of flying it, we can print it!
The other reason I wanted to do this is share the incredible graphics with all of you aviation geeks. Your product will be personalized with your name, a tail number of your plane in the squadron markings. I wanted to give all of you the ability to transform the walls of your home or office with the airplanes all of use love yet personalized.
Preserving history… one airplane at a time!