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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 13, 2013

AIRLINE REPORTER — Flying to the Movies with Air Hollywood

By Ben Granucci December 13, 2013 Original Story In 1998, Talaat Captan was a writer and movie producer shooting scenes in an airport for the movie Ground Control, starring Kiefer Sutherland. After experiencing great difficulty coordinating the logistics involved with filming in an active airport, Mr. Captan knew that there had to be a better way. A self described aviation enthusiast himself, he founded Air Hollywood shortly after filming wrapped. The goal of Air Hollywood is to have a studio where all types of aviation scenes can be produced in a film-friendly environment. We recently visited the Air Hollywood studios and got to see all that they had to offer. Right this way, please! We started with a tour of […]
May 13, 2014

SORBET MAGAZINE — The Story Behind Air Hollywood (VIDEO)

By Sorbet Magazine May 13, 2014 Original Story
September 12, 2014

ONE MILE AT A TIME — The Pan Am Experience At Air Hollywood

By Lucky 17 September 12, 2014 Original Story Never had the chance to fly Pan Am? Well, for $297 you can get a ride in their first class cabin… sort of. Air Hollywood, which is the largest aviation themed studio for movies and TV shows, is putting on a Pan Am Experience. Here’s how it’s described: From its birth in 1927, Pan American Airways was the pioneer airline whose routes spanned 6 continents and more than 80 countries. Almost a century later, the name Pan Am is still a very powerful brand, and inside this Southern California motion picture studio sits an exact replica of the airline’s Boeing 747 and everything that made it so special.Your Pan Am experience starts […]
September 18, 2014

LAUGHING SQUID — The Pan Am Experience, A Real-World Simulation of a 1970s Flight on a Pan Am 747 Jumbo Jet

By Brian Heater September 18, 2014 Original Story The Pan Am Experience by Air Hollywood is a real-world simulation of flying on a Pan Am 747 jumbo jet during in the 1970s. The experience features cocktail service from stewardesses in 1970s-era uniforms, dining, and audio and video selections from the period. Tickets can be purchased for first and clipper class “trips.”
September 18, 2014

GIZMODO — For $300, You Can “Fly” on a Perfectly Recreated Pan Am 747

By Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan September 18, 2014 Original Story Pan Am ceased to exist 23 years ago, but the defunct airline enjoys a dedicated cult following—whose fixation with the past that doesn’t seem quite so odd when considered in light of the stinky, knee-obsessed, genital-groping present of air travel. Now, for roughly what it costs to fly to Ft. Lauderdale, you can turn back the clock. Air Hollywood is a company in LA that specializes in movie sets for airplane footage—this is where, for example, airborne scenes in Bridesmaids and The Wolf of Wall Street were filmed. It maintains multiple aircraft for film crews to use, and allows them to alter the construction of the planes in order to get just […]
September 19, 2014

CONSUMERIST — Recreated Pan Am Plane Transports Guests To 1970s – All For The Price Of Real Airline Ticket

By Ashlee Kieler September 19, 2014 Original Story What if I said you didn’t need a speeding Delorean and 1.21 gigawatts to revisit the past? No, you just need a few hundred dollars and the willingness to spend that money to sit on a movie set and pretend you’re flying in a Pan Am jet from a bygone era. The Pan Am Experience, which is really just a set at aviation-themed film studio Air Hollywood, aims to take guests on a trip back to the 1970s when travelers enjoyed five-star dinners and unlimited cocktails in the lap of luxury – all without actually going airborne. The supposed blast from the past starts on the main deck of a re-created Pan […]
September 19, 2014

FIZ-X — Pan Am Experience Will Take You To The Olden Days

By Fiz-X September 19, 2014 Original Story For a $300 ticket you can experience Pan Am first-class with cocktails, dining and hat-wearing stewardesses. You have an opportunity to spend $300 on a ticket for an airplane that never takes off. What you’re paying for is time travel back to the go-go days of Pan American World Airways in the 1970s. The airline famously went bust in 1991, but not before setting the standard for polyester-era travel luxury. Air Hollywood, an aviation-themed film studio, is now offering the Pan Am Experience, an immersive jaunt back to a world where orange was a fashionable color and in-flight menus featured items like chicken in wine sauce, grilled filet mignon, and cognac. The experience […]
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