Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The King Of The Flying Salmon

Yesterday, I was reading an article in LandLine magazine about this Alaska Airlines Boeing 737, 400 passenger jet, that was painted with a 120-foot-long giant king salmon across its entire length. It was done with a $500,000 government grant to the Alaska Fisheries Martketing Board to help promote the state's fishing industry.

It took a team of 30 painters and airbrush artists a total of 24 days to complete the massive mural, using 140 gallons of paint. They have affectionately named the jet the "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon."

See detailed pictures and read more about it on the
Alaska Airlines website.

I guess if you miss this flight, it would definitely be considered the one that got away.


Anonymous said...

OMG, your last sentence was you! MAE

Mise en Place said...

So, there really is such things as flying fish.

I suppose it's better than flying elephants, lol!!


Anonymous said...

I think someone somewhere is gonna freak out when they see a giant fish landing at an airport.

Katie McKenna said...

Truly a cool piece of work!