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June 8, 2015

METASCOTT.com — My Time Traveling Pan Am Experience

By Scott Walker June 8, 2015 Original Story “And where are you flying today?” Where, indeed? I’ve just stepped up to the check-in counter for my Pan Am Experience “flight,” and according to Air Hollywood‘s website, I’m about to “relive the magic of flying onboard a luxurious Pan Am 747.” In this case, I’ll be flying on board a specific 747, the Pan Am Clipper Juan T. Trippe, named after the airline’s founder. And the entire trip will happen in a Pacoima, CA warehouse. Pan Am Check-in Counter Pan Am Experience Boarding Ticket and Luggage Tags The counter sits just inside the entrance to the terminal / club lobby where I and my fellow passengers congregate while waiting for the departure of […]
June 8, 2015

FIVE STAR MAGAZINE — Relive the magic of flying onboard a Pan Am 747 without leaving the ground

By Five Star Staff June 8, 2015 Original Story Air Hollywood in Los Angeles has made it possible for anyone to experience what it was like to fly with Pan American World Airways in the 70’s. Passengers have the experience of immersing themselves in the glamorous world of air-travel introduced by the pioneer airline Pan Am whose routes spanned 6 continents and more than 80 countries. Authentic uniforms, airline seats, vintage Pan Am memorabilia, 70’s music and magazines create a theatrical atmosphere inside an exact replica of a Pan Am Boeing 747. The Pan Am Experience begins at check-in desk where a Pan Am customer service agent provides each passenger with a 70’s style boarding pass, ticket jacket and first class […]
July 1, 2015

BIZBASH — Event Innovators 2015: Talaat Captan

By Alesandra Dubin July 1, 2015 Original Story The president and C.E.O. of Air Hollywood has turned one of the most unique studios in town into a memorable event venue. The crowded entertainment landscape of Los Angeles can make it difficult for venues to gain distinction. But Talaat Captan, 56, heads up one of the most unique outfits in town: Air Hollywood is a specialty motion picture production studio and prop house that provides multiple airplane interiors as filming locations. Beyond that, it houses the new Pan Am Experience, which opened in October and has propelled the venue into a live-event space, as well: The mock-up, built from interior components of a retired 747, along with newly fabricated pieces, has […]
July 12, 2015

RENÉS POINTS — Miss the “golden days of travel”? Try the Pan-Am Experience

By Noah Mark July 12, 2015 Original Story Most long time readers know that my family heritage with aviation runs a few generations. My granddad worked for Pan-Am way back when and my uncle was a pilot (not with flying experiences from “back in the day”). So when Noah Mark (a frequent contributor here on the blog) told me about the adventure he was going on I really wanted to go, but I was in Sweden for much of May this year so it did not work. But after seeing his guest post, I think I need to book time to go one day! – René As a frequent flyer and aspiring #AVGeek I cannot tell you exactly when I […]
July 20, 2015

AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE — Pretend to Fly Pan Am — On a Hollywood Sound Stage

By Phil Scott July 20, 2015 Original Story The Pan Am Experience aims to recreate a bygone era when airline food was good. For her birthday in October, May Gin Ng and husband Roger Lee flew from San Francisco to Los Angeles to dine on airline food inside a stationary Boeing 747. “It was the best birthday present I have received in many years,” she gushes. It also sounds like the kind of deal Tom Sawyer offered his friends to get them to whitewash his fence, but it’s called The Pan Am Experience, cooked up by Pan Am collector Anthony Toth. “As a young child I flew on a Pan Am 747 and I instantly became obsessed,” says Toth, an […]
December 9, 2015

BIZ BASH — Why Jose Cuervo Built a Replica Airplane at J.F.K. Airport

By Michele Laufik December 9, 2015 Original Story The liquor brand used the Rolling Stones’ legendary 1972 tour as inspiration for its latest products and events. Amidst the holiday season bustle at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jose Cuervo is looking to stand out with an unusual activation: a pop-up lounge made from repurposed aircraft parts. The experiential promotion, dubbed the Rolling Stone Tour Plane Experience, is part of a wider campaign for the liquor brand, one inspired by the Rolling Stones 1972 tour, which was informally known as the “cocaine and tequila sunrise tour.” To commemorate that notorious time, Jose Cuervo recently released two limited-edition bottles of Cuervo Especial and Reserva de la Familia featuring the Stones’ famous lapping […]
February 22, 2016

THE JET SET FAMILY — Playing Tourist, The Pan Am Experience

By Nicole Standley February 22, 2016 Original Story What year is it again? I’m going to let you in on a little secret and you are going to LOVE me for it. The next time you are looking for something special to do for Saturday date night, you need to hop aboard Pan Am flight 001 for an evening of air travel you will never forget. And guess what? Your feet won’t even leave the ground. Sounds nuts, right? Well maybe just a little bag of complimentary roasted peanuts. The Pan Am Experience based outside of Hollywood is a must-try for all those bitten by the wanderlust bug, but can’t scratch the itch due to lack of vacation days. Pan Am may have ceased […]
March 22, 2016

QUARTZ — Where Hollywood Goes to Make its Fake Planes Look Real (VIDEO)

By Erik Olsen March 22, 2016 Original Story When Martin Scorsese needed to shoot a scene of a drunken Leonardo DiCaprio on a jet plane for the film The Wolf of Wall Street, he could have built his own fake fuselage, or rented a 747. Of course, that would also have cost several hundred thousand dollars. So the director turned to Air Hollywood instead. It’s a 60,000-square foot cluster of low-slung warehouses on the outskirts of LA, where filmmakers can choose from four complete airplane interiors, including cockpits, bathrooms and working galleys. There is also a fake terminal, a security gate (with a half dozen variations of admonishing TSA boarding signs) and an expansive prop room offering authentic-looking boarding passes, […]
April 20, 2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The World’s Largest Aviation-Themed Production Studio to be based At Pinewood Atlanta Studios ATLANTA, GA, (April 20, 2016) – Air Hollywood, a Los Angeles-based firm specializing in aviation-themed film production services, announces the launch of Air Hollywood ATL, located at Pinewood Atlanta Studios Media Park. The new studio will be operated by Rob Frank, a veteran film and television location manager and owner of Legacy Movie Ranch. Air Hollywood ATL launches immediately with a full-size Boeing 757 Cabin Interior as well as an extensive inventory of airline-themed set dressing, with plans to deliver additional sets and props over the next several months such as a wide-body passenger jet, cockpits, private jets, and a state-of-the-art airport terminal that promises […]
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