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October 22, 2013

ABC WORLD NEWS with DIANE SAWYER — Class Helps Dogs Navigate Air Travel With a Bit More Ease

By David Kerley October 22, 2013 Original Story Air Hollywood’s K9 Flight School was featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer on Tuesday October 22 Dog lover Talaat Captan said he first got the idea for a class teaching dogs how to be good fliers after being shocked by what he’d seen at an airport. “I [saw] a dog and its owner freaking out,” Captan said. “And then it really hit me that I have a facility [where] I can train these people.” Captan’s Los Angeles facility — the Air Hollywood studio where “Bridesmaids” was shot — is filled with cockpits, cabins and even security checkpoints. ABC News was there for the first class, watching extras wheel around luggage […]
September 20, 2013

NBC NEWS — Surely, we’re serious: ‘Airplane!’ stars back in cockpit

By Kurt Schlosser September 20, 2013 Original Story Do you like movies about gladiators? That’s mostly irrelevant, but you’ll be happy to know that a couple of the stars of the classic comedy “Airplane!” were back in the cockpit on Thursday. David Livingston / Getty Images Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Hays, along with Otto the blow-up autopilot, took the controls for a photo op at Air Hollywood in Pacoima, Calif. The reunion of sorts was to promote some ads for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, which will spoof the 1980 film. Producers Jerry and David Zucker and director Jim Abrahams are natives of the cheese state — which also explains that hat on Otto. Fans of the one-liner-rich comedy are […]
September 11, 2013

THE DAILY MAIL — For $349 your pet dog can learn to fly well on a plane thanks to Hollywood special effects sound stage

By Sue Manning September 11, 2013 Original Story   Air Hollywood is the world’s largest aviation-themed film studio Movies such as Bridesmaids and Kill Bill have filmed scenes in the studio Dogs learn how to prepare for flight with a simulator that mimics takeoff, turbulence and landing For $349, your dog can learn to fly. Security checks and bumpy air are all in a day’s training at a Hollywood film studio to prepare your dog for a safe and calm flight. The Air Hollywood class is billed as the first in a real fuselage on a sound stage with a simulator that mimics takeoff, turbulence and landing. Hollywood extras create crowds and chaos that come with terminals, luggage carts and […]
March 5, 2013

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — Air Hollywood Adds ARC Aerospace to Fleet (VIDEO)

By Air Hollywood March 5, 2013 Los Angeles, CA – Air Hollywood and ARC Aerospace Industries announce a strategic joint venture that will give filmmakers access to a vast fleet of commercial, private, and specialty aircraft for use in their films, television shows, and commercials. Air Hollywood, the world’s largest aviation‐themed film studio, now has the exclusive right to promote, rent, and manage ARC Aerospace’s fleet of more than one hundred aircraft including Boeing, Lockheed and Airbus to the motion picture production industry. The announcement today by CEO and founder of Air Hollywood, Talaat Captan, and ARC Aerospace principals Janet Vincent and David Green, marks an important milestone in the respective businesses. With exclusive access to ARC’s aircraft feet, Air […]
November 9, 2012

2012 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS — Competition Winners include Air Hollywood K9 Flight School Ad Campaign

By Air Hollywood November 9, 2012 International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced the winners of 2012’s competition. Astor Morgan was Awarded: Honorable Mention in Advertising – Other category for the winning entry “Air Hollywood K9 Flight School Ad Campaign.” Entry Description: Air Hollywood asked Astor Morgan to work with them on their ad campaign promoting their new K9 flight school for service dogs and personal pets. These images are a collaboration between Photographer Astor Morgan, Air Hollywood owner Talaat Captan, freelance retoucher Todd Smailles, and of course, the talented K9s played a larger part than anyone else in creating this campaign. To view the entire Air Hollywood Ad campaign, please click here. ABOUT IPA: The 2012 International Photography Awards received […]
October 18, 2012

THE LOCATION GUIDE — Filming on location at Air Hollywood in Southern California

By Murray Ashton October 16, 2012 Original Story Air Hollywood offers mock-up aeroplane interiors, terminal and airport security sets near Burbank in California. These are spread across four separate sound stages and other facilities include a prop house and a stock footage department. The company was first set up in 1998 and its popularity soared after 9/11 when it became almost impossible to film on board a real plane in the US. Producers have access to several different commercial airliner sets, as well as private jets. Talaat Captan runs the company: “Each mock-up can be customised and dressed to suit the productions needs and the configuration that they want. We have a number of private jets and we also have […]
August 29, 2012

PET LIFE RADIO — Air Hollywood’s K-9 Flight School Premiers with 60 Guide Dog Pups! (PODCAST & VIDEO)

By Megan Blake August 29, 2012 Original Story Imagine a sea of 60 guide dog puppies in training at K-9 Flight School!  It happened and Smiley was there – at Air Hollywood, the world’s largest film and television studio for shooting airplane and airport scenes.  Remember the airplane scene inBridesmaids?  That’s them! The Guide Dogs for the Blind starred in the school’s premiere!  You can be a guide dog puppy raiser too, and come fly with us!  Talaat Captan and Rick Wilcox tell us all about it.  Woof! For more information about Air Hollywood’s K9 Flight School, sign up here. Watch the Guide Dogs for the Blind at Air Hollywood video below.
August 19, 2012

LA DAILY NEWS — Air Hollywood makes filming airplane scenes easier

By Bob Strauss August 19, 2012 Original Story Think of all the movies, TV shows, commercials and such that have scenes inside airplanes and airports. Then think, just a little, about how difficult it must be to light and shoot in a cramped fuselage or control the set at a busy terminal. | More photos of Air Hollywood That’s why Air Hollywood has done bustling business for more than a decade. Now occupying a strip of Pacoima warehouse spaces, the company offers the film industry cockpits and passenger sections with removable ceilings and walls, interchangeable seating and even unobstructed toilets, as well as airline props and soundstages that can be dressed as security, check-in, baggage claim and other sections of […]
July 8, 2012

NEW YORK TIMES — In Hollywood, Flights of Fancy

By Christine Negroni July 8, 2012 Original Story NEW YORK — In a series of warehouse-size buildings, a few miles from the Burbank airport in Southern California, travelers crowd through airport terminals and stow their luggage in the overhead bins of airliners that never take off. If the passengers occasionally engage in histrionics, however, it’s not out of frustration: It is because the hangars and all the airline-related accoutrements in them belong to Air Hollywood — one of several studios where filmmakers go when the storyline calls for air travel. When Brad Pitt’s character Billy Beane went for his interview with the Boston Red Sox in the business-of-baseball film “Moneyball,” he was on an Air Hollywood flight — as was […]
July 5, 2012

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — Air Hollywood introduces K9 Flight School

By Air Hollywood July 5, 2012 Los Angeles, CA – Air Hollywood announced that this Summer they will be starting their newest initiative, Air Hollywood K9 Flight School. Air Hollywood’s K9 Flight School will provide the fundamental training for owners and their K9 companions in order to make the flying experience as easy and stress free as possible. Whether your dog be a service dog, a guide, an emotional support or just your beloved family member, Air Hollywood’s training program will teach K9’s how to handle airport sights and sounds, TSA check points, crowded jet ways, sitting in an airplane as well as take off, landing and even turbulence through our Air Turbulence simulator. Not only will Air Hollywood’s training […]
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