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.

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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!

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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.