You know we love us a good airplane livery, and it’s no secret that we’re also fond of a snazzy time-lapse video. Put them together and you’ve got our attention, so that’s why we’re sharing the latest and greatest paint job from the folks over at Alaska Airlines.
We’ve seen sports teams, animals, and everything else slapped onto the side of an airplane, and now there’s a college being celebrated up in the sky at 35,000-feet. Someone must be a big fan of the Aztecs of San Diego State University, because it’s now plastered all over the outside of one of the airline’s Bombardier Q400s. We must have missed the other ones, but this is like the ninth different college to get the airplane treatment over at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.
The latest transformation in honor of the Aztecs was done thanks to like 32 gallons of white paint, 10 gallons of red paint, and 4 gallons of black paint. That wasn’t all the stuff needed to get the job done either, as there were around 10,000 yards of masking tape used to keep all those lines and curves nice and clean.
Best of all, the airline kept the cameras rolling as workers did their thing back in the hangar, and it’s all condensed into a great one-minute video. So take a little break today to watch the video, and to be a little bit jealous that your alma mater isn’t flying high with its very own airplane livery.