Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Digital Aircraft Factory Makes the TODAY Show on NBC

This morning, Digital Aircraft Factory had its first debut nationwide as part of an NBC Today Show Story on the 37th Anniversary of the crash of Eastern Flight 401. Digital Aircraft Factory's President and Chief Aviation Artist Catherine Smallwood works with the Eastern Flight 401 Tribute Committee as a volunteer committee member for the group, bringing her aviation expertise and artistic skills to assist the group as they work toward creating a tribute to those whose lives were lost or touched by the accident.

Using plans by the Miami architecture firm of Brockhouse Associates, P.A., she has worked with the firm to create a 3D model of the current proposed design which would be built at the site of the accident in the Florida Everglades.

Below is the link to the NBC Today Show video as well another image, one of the airliner itself, L-1011 N310EA, lost on Dec 29, 1972 on a dark winter night 37 years ago.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Digital Aircraft Factory rolls out the ERJ-170

The latest rollout by the Digital Aircraft Factory is the Embraer 170 airliner, initially being painted in 3 colors, those of United Express, Delta Connection and US Airways Express. The highly detailed model is the first jet aircraft flown by the Chief Aviation Artist, Catherine Smallwood. These images below detail some shots of the aircraft in flight.

If you are interested in purchasing one of these prints, please contact us for more information!
Basic stock prints with no extra text are $45
Prints with custom text, N-number and an angle of your choice is $60
Shipping costs are extra.

Prints are all done on an artists stretch canvas panel with top quality inks! They look amazing and make great gifts!

You can see here some initial options, more backgrounds and angles will be available soon! Custom paint schemes are also available, please contact us for more information!

To inquire about orders, please call: 423-741-1742 or email us at

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Digital Aircraft Factory Attends The Greater Miami Aviation Association Board of Directors Meeting

The proposed aircraft / image in which the Digital Aircrat Factory presented to the GMAA Board of Directors and their President as a professioanl gesture to assist the organizations with their image, marketing and public presentation
The Greater Miami Aviation Association "The GMAA" Board of Directors with its President Dan Sullivan at the head of the table heading the meeting

Miami, Florida 3rd June 2009: In a professional gesture to assist the well established, 82 year old, Miami based civic aviation organization known as the Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA), the Digital Aircraft Factory (DAF) had the pleasure of attending their scheduled Board of Directors meeting, as the Digital Aircraft Factory has offered their technical and creative talent and assistance to help the organization with their image concerning their logo and website with a donated product from the (DAF).

Ms. Catherine Smallwood, the Chief Aviation Artist of the Digital Aircraft Factory gave the GMAA Board and their President, Mr. Dan Sullivan a detailed explanation as to how they are able to create the images of any aircraft in any markings by utilizing Hollywood grade special effect software, as well as presenting the group with a especially created 12 second digitally created video showing the created GMAA 727 in flight with ATC audio chatted and ambient jet sound within the background.

The (DAF) assistance could be helpful to the GMAA as their image, logo and lettering even among the folks shown around the table within the photo raised the query among the group as to "Who Are We" are we the "GMAA" as known to many in Miami or are we the "Greater Miami Aviation Association" Once that variable if figured out among the group, the (DAF) stands ready to assist the organization by contributing and donating their time and talent toward what the (DAF) considers a worthy cause. We wish the "GMAA" as we have always known it the best of luck and continued success.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Digital Aircraft Factory Makes an Approach to The Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) and AmeriJet Air Cargo

The ability of the Digital Aircraft Factory and technical talent is never ending, as seen with the above Amerijet B727 freighter, as one could see 'inside" the cargo hold area
Shown flying at altitude is an Amerijet B727. Again being a full digital model and NOT a photoshop photographed the model could be applied in any setting, any angle and attitude. This is the same Amerijet B727 shown above on the ramp

Miami, Florida 29th May 2009: Much like its parent company, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group, the Digital Aircraft Factory (DAF), under the leadership of its Chief Aviation Artist, Ms. Catherine Smallwood is very pro "Miami Aviation" in as the Digital Aircraft Factory has created and is therefore donating to the Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) one of their creation from their studios.
The (DAF) is giving onto the Miami based, civic aviation organization, which was founded in 1927, their first ever "personal aircraft" for their promotional needs. In speaking to the association President, Mr. Dan Sullivan, he was both delighted and very appreciative for the DAF support and effort.
At the same time, the (DAF) is also presenting to AmeriJet Air Cargo their ability, not by mere words, but by rendering onto them one of their Boeing 727 freighters, as the (DAF) wishes to provide AmeriJet with their expertise now that a fleet change is looming to a much larger Boeing product. Shown above is the technical versatility of the (DAF) in as the two digital rendering of the AmeriJet Boeing 727 is the same aircraft, the same "digital model" thus manipulated at will for any setting, angle and / or presentation. Again these creation NOT being mere photoshop pictures or photographs, the possibilities are endless, as the case with the top rendering were one could see inside the cargo area an view a pallet.
The (DAF) next project is to create a world class virtual "Aviation Museum" were it all comes to life!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Digital Aircraft Factory Produce Their First Wide Body Aircraft an L-1011

Fully created from digital pixels and polygons
Same digital model thus shown in all four shots,
thus fully movable and could be manipulated on all of its axis
for wide variety of viewing and representation
Unlike a photo-shop picture this digital model
could be fully rendered in full motion
As a supporter of the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group, the Digital Aircraft Factory is in work to create an Eastern Airlines L-1011-100 so as to represent aircraft N310EA

Miami, Florida 16th April 2009: Into their fourth month of production, the Digital Aircraft Factory in Support of the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group, is in work on their first ever wide body, full digital rendering of a Lockheed L-1011-100 aircraft. Once completed, the above aircraft shall be detailed in Eastern Airline livery colors of the early 1970's, so as to represent fleet aircraft N310EA, which crashed on Friday December 29th 1972 into the Florida Everglades, thus making it the first ever "Jumbo Jet" crash in aviation history.
Under the technical and quality direction and supervision of the Digital Aircraft Factory Chief Aviation Artist, Ms. Catherine Smallwood, the creation of the L-1011, so far comprising of research and production has reached well over thirty-eight hours in a technically accurate and meticulous manner, as illustrated in the above renderings.
As shown, the aircraft is in its "zinc-green primer" color thus awaiting final application of top coat paint and markings. The attachments of all landing gears, movable flight controls, thrust reverser's and all applicable details shall be forth coming.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Digital Aircraft Factory Supports Southern Florida Aircraft Parts Company Marketing

FlightStar Trading B727-200 N393FS
The Global Source For Airline Transport Jet, Commuter & Engine Sales and Remarketing
Miami, Florida 8th April 2009: Shown above is the latest creation rolled out from the Digital Aircraft Factory "Digital" production hangar. B727-200 N393FS was orderd by South Florida part sourcing company known as FLIGHTSTAR Trading LLC.
Flightstar Trading LLC ( has capital available for acquisitions and liquidation opportunities of surplus airline jets, commuter aircraft, airframes and aeroengines. The Digital Aircraft Factory has given FLIGHTSTAR Trading LLC a new image look, which will soon be presented within the pages of AIRLINERS Magazine.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Digital Aircraft Factory Creates Box Top Art For Miami Based Aircraft Model Company

Kit comes with Eastern Airlines deacals
1/144 scale resin kit of the DC-7B parts as included within the kit

Miami based model company commissioned the Digital Aircraft Factory to create the Box Top Art for their 1/144 scale resin DC-7B aircraft model kit

Miami, Florida 21st March 2009: With only less then four month of operation since started up late in 2008, the Digital Aircraft Factory is being called upon to assist with the marketing of certain products through its highly specialized digital art. The highly creative Miami, Florida based aircraft model company known as CONTRAILS ( is producing a high quality, fully detailed 1/144 scale resin model kit of an Eastern Airlines DC-7B.
The Digital Aircraft Factory rendering which was produced for the Historical Flight Foundation DC-7B project has been selected by CONTRAILS President Mr. Micheal Boleden as their product marketing images to be placed on the packaging boxes for their kits. the Digital Aircraft Factory has entered into their first licensing agreement with Mr. Boleden Company and continues expand with its highly specialized service.
The kits sell at a price of US$55.00 and orders could be obtained by going to the above website for CONTRAILS shown above.

The Digital Aircraft Factory Talents Reaches Down Into The South American Market

A Boeing B727-251F totally created by the Digital Aircraft Factory for a Brazilian Aviation Consulting Firm known as ProAero Group of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil 21st March 2009: Having met a Brazilian aviation delegation through its parent company, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group, the Digital Aircraft Factory was called up by PROAERO GROUP of Sao Paulo, Brazil to create a company aircraft for advertisement purpose.

The Boeing 727 shown above, created by the Digital Aircraft Factory, shall be placed within various Brazilian aviation and professional publications. Being made up of former B727 Flyer's, PROAERO GROUP has selected the venerable Boeing 727 as its mascot. PROAERO GROUP is a diverse and highly flexible aviation consulting group, which has an established presence within the Brazilian market. Currently, PROAERO GROUP is in talks with the Digital Aircraft Factory so as to create a demo aircraft for a client who is seeking to create an upstart Boeing 727 cargo operation to support the ever growing internal need and demand for cargo lift by the Brazilian Government and Postal System.

Without the need for ferry crews, certificate of export or the approval of a FAA Designated Airworthy Representative (D.A.R), the Digital Aircraft Factory "Exported" their first "Digitally" created Boeing aircraft to Latin America!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Digital Aircraft Factory Delivers The Blue Angels to a Former No.2 Position U.S.M.C Flyer

The Blue Angels flying the venerable McDonnell Douglas F-4J's in 1970
Col. Chuck Moore USMC (Ret.) admires the final product from the Digital Aircraft Factory, showing his 1970 era Blue Angel team departing Nellis Air Force Base.

Digital Aircraft Factory Chief Aviation Artist Catherine Smallwood with her commissioned creation for Col. Chuck Moore USMC (Ret.)

Opa Locka, Florida Friday 13th March 2009: A few good men! Semper Fidelis! the battle cry of the United Stated Marine Corp. Knowing no boundary concerning the creation of "any aircraft in any setting" the Digital Aircraft Factory under the creative leadership of its Chief Aviation Artist Catherine Smallwood made the grade with yet another satisfied customer. Former United Stated Marine Corp. fighter pilot Col. Chuck Moore USMC (Ret.) having heard and seen the work of the Digital Aircraft Factory within the Miami area, especially with the Historical Flight Foundation Eastern Airlines DC-7B Project, Col. Moore called upon Catherine and her group for a special mission.

The Colonel wanting his beloved Blue Angel team photo of one of his flights to be brought to life and thus providing Catherine and her team with a small 3 x 5 size 1970 era Kodak print, which with the passing of time had played havoc on the Digital Aircraft Factory went to work.

Creating not only the aircraft's, but the entire background and foreground landscape totally from pixels and polygons to mimic the only photograph provided for reference and after an exhaustive and intense level of technical and historical research on the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom aircraft, particularly the "J" model only then were the condition prefect to create the rendering shown above. This marks the Digital Aircraft Factory first Military aircraft production since its establishment back in December 2008.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Digital Aircraft Factory to Support the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group

From left to right: Ron Infantino (Flt. 401 Passenger), Mercedes V. Ruiz (Flt. 401 Flight Attendant), Catherine Smallwood (Digital Aircraft Factory Chief Aviation Artist), Beverly Raposa (Flt. 401 Flight Attendant) and Jan (Minguzzi) Coviello (Flt. 401 Passenger)

Miami, Florida Saturday 7th February 2009: Through its parent company of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG), the Digital Aircraft Factory (D.A.F) under the creative leadership of its Chief Aviation Artist, Ms. Catherine Smallwood will be working with the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group, the survivors of the December 29th 1972 fatal crash of an Eastern Airlines L-1011. The D.A.F shall be applying its experience, talent and effort to assist the Flight 401 Tribute Group in creating a fully detailed and highly accurate digital rendering of the Lockheed L-1011, ship No. 310 for their promotional, marketing and merchandising needs. With the combined effort and support of the 94th ACG and the D.A.F, the Flight 401 Tribute Group plans to move forward with the creation of their memorial display which is being considered to be created at Miami International Airport. For further information concering the Flight 401 Tribute Group check out

401 Tribute dedicated to those whoes lives were lost or touched by EAL Flight 401

The Digital Aircraft Factory Continued Support Toward the Historical Flight Foundation Makes Their EAL DC-7B N836D Fly Over Miami

Eastern Airlines DC-7B tail number N836D of the Historical Flight Foundation flying over Miami, Florida South Beach

Miami, Florida Friday February 6th 2009: Despite being but a few weeks away from its first post maintenance check flight, since restoration began three years ago, the Digital Aircraft Factory (D.A.F) was able to make N836D fly's over Miami, Florida South Beach. In our continued support toward the Historical Flight Foundation, Inc., the (HFF) DC-7B project, the D.A.F created this special rendering of N836D at altitude over South Beach as a sign of both our appreciation and believing in the effort and vision of Mr. Carlos Gomez, his colleagues and his world class aviation restoration team. The D.A.F is making these limited print available for public sale before and after the first flight with generous proceeds of sales going to assist the ongoing effort to maintain and support N836D. Call or contact the HHF now to reserve and order your copy.

With a donation of US$350.00 or higher to the Historical Flight Foundation, Inc. at a limited digital laser printed 16 x 20 canvas panel print shall be sent to the donating individual and / or party. Contact Mr. Roger Jarman, Secretary Historical Flight Foundation, Inc. at 305-883-2012

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Digital Aircraft Factory Parent Company Benefits from Its New Subsidiary Talents

The D.A.F Parent Company the
94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group Est. 2003

Miami, Florida January 20th 2009: In today's fluid and dynamic business world, prudent investments are the key to success in business and the Digital Aircraft Factory (D.A.F) in less than sixty (60) days has proved its worth as a subsidiary to its parent company, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group (94th ACG) founded in 2003.
In less than three months since being established and stood up, the investment has paid off for the (94th ACG). The D.A.F under the leadership of its Chief Aviation Artist, Ms. Catherine Smallwood has not only generated its first International client with INSIGHT Loss Adjusters, Ltd., but it has also given the (94th ACG) a fresh and new logo and advertisement presentation for its sixth continuous year of operation.

The Digital Aircraft Factory Goes Across "The Pond" and assist a London Based Company

The D.A.F First International Client INSIGHT Loss Adjusters Ltd.
London, England January 19th 2009: Knowing no bounds and following on the heels of its partner company, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group, the Digital Aircraft Factory (D.A.F) goes international since its establishment back in the latter part of 2008, with a London based client. INSIGHT Loss Adjustor's Ltd., serves the London / Lloyd's Aviation Insurance Risk and Lost Survey Markets and Underwriters, watch out Airclaims, Ltd and CTC, there is a new and proper player on the field. This marks the (D.A.F) first full advertisement "Ad" creation in its first sixty (60) days existence.

The Digital Aircraft Factory Flying Tigers 3rd Squadron "Hells Angels" Ship No. 68

Charles Older Flying Tiger Aircraft No. 68
Miami, Florida January 14th 2009: Retained by members of a Tennessee Veteran of Foreign War (VFW) post, the Digital Aircraft Factory (D.A.F) in record time, researched, proofed and created a full digital rendering of Charles Older, Flying Tigers, 3rd Squadron, the Hells Angels ship No. 68 in its full glory of flight. This very same digital model is be utilized for a full digital motion clip for an Australian energy beverage to be called "Tiger". This rendering was established to be printed on 16 x 20 canvas panel. Direct purchase of this rendering could be purchased from the (D.A.F) at a cost of US$75.00, plus shipping and handling.

The Digital Aircraft Factory "The Lost Tiger"

Cutriss P-40 "Tomhawk II" Lost for 65 Years
Miami, Florida 9th January 2009: Shown above is the Digital Aircraft Factory (D.A.F) "The Lost Tiger" depicting, one of the downed and lost Flying Tigers aircraft.
The D.A.F was retained by a undisclosed Atlanta, Georgia advertisement firm to create a full motion digital rendering of a lone lost Curtis's P-40 Warhawk. The aircraft shown above depicts a P-40 "Tomahawk II" model downed in the lush low lands of China and found 65 years later. The above digital rendering is set up for 10 x 20 canvas panel printing. The above rendering sells for US$80.00 per canvas panel print, plus shipping and handling.