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

mdrock said...

I too liked the quip at the end :-)

That has got to be one of the coolest planes I have ever seen, wow!

Mise en Place said...

So, there really is such things as flying fish.

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


Suz said...

What a neat looking plane. Love the last sentence :-)

Hugs suz

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!

lynn said...

You really should send your last commentto the company. It would be an excellent sloggan and perhaps a profit for you!!