“Better Call Saul’ – Series Finale Plane Set

In December 2021, we had the honor of packing up our Kit Plane Set and shipping it to Albuquerque, NM for an incredible show – Better Call Saul.

The series came to its conclusion last night, and we had the honor of being a part of it. Take a look at some of the screengrabs below:

Check out the BTS shots of the incredible set:


Congratulations to the incredible cast & crew!

“The Old Man” Airplane Set

FX’s hit show, The Old Man, starring Jeff Bridges- used two of our incredible plane sets. First was our G3 Private Jet and the second was 50 feet of our Extra Wide Body Set.

Take a look at some of the screengrabs below:

And, of course, some behind-the-scenes shots as well!

“A Black Lady Sketch Show” Shoots at Aero Mock-Ups – Plane Set

The hilarious HBO show A Black Lady Sketch Show chose us to shoot some of their first season at our Los Angeles location. Check out the hilarious clip shot in our plane set below:



cabin set-in-box setup shoot


“Flying High: from Elstree Aerodrome to Hollywood”

FROM THE very first days of the movies, airplanes and airports have been the backdrop for stories of love, horror, comedy and action, but if you’re a director or producer, where exactly do you go if you want your stars to film in a 747, snag a seat inside Air Force One, or fly down to Rio in a Lear jet?

The answer isn’t at LAX or any other airport – it’s right on terra firma at an anonymous warehouse in North Hollywood. Behind these doors lives a crucial player in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Friends with Benefits, The Hangover Part II – all massive movies recently in theaters – while later this year they’ll be seen in the US remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and George Clooney’s latest, Ides of March.

Aero Mock-Ups, Inc founder and former pilot Richard Chan bought his first airplane interior in 1987, and soon after he acquired two more from the “747 stage” at Universal Studios. His haul from that legendary studio included the cockpit from the classic spoof Airplane!, though this mysterious clue – which now sits by the front gate – is only the beginning of a story that started over 20 years ago.


“Where Hollywood Takes Flight” by Scott McCartney

The entertainment industry has long had an out-sized interest in airplanes and airports, playing off the fears of crashes, the comedy and frustration of airlines and travel, the pain of separation and the joy of reunion, or just moving stories along by moving characters around. Airplanes are a good backdrop for dialogue, for chance encounters and, of course, for comedy.

But using real jets or stocking airplane equipment at studios is expensive. So airplane and airport sets have been outsourced to two companies—Air Hollywood in Pacoima and Aero Mock-Ups in nearby North Hollywood—that specialize in flying scenes. They bring air travel to life on the screen without leaving the ground.