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HBO’s “Winning Time” Airplane Set @ AMU

Over the summer of 2021, we had the incredible opportunity to build the most extensive set we’re ever had at our stages at our North Hollywood Location (we have created larger sets offsite at other locations with more space).

What started off as a challenge, became one of the most exciting and memorable experiences in our careers.

HBO‘s hit show Winning Time is set in the late 1970’s, the creatives chose to use our AA Seats in the First class section, and our 737 Coach Seats in the Coach section – all within our Extra Wide Body set- the set was incredible, reaching about 65 feet in length.

Take a look at some screengrabs from the show here:

And for some of the behind the scenes action:

“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:

 

 

“Supergirl” – Private Jet Set

Supergirl ran for 6 seasons on The CW, ending its run in November 2021. Back in 2019, we had the pleasure of packing up our Rocky Private Jet Set, and shipping it to our neighbors up north in Canada.

Take a look at the clip below:

Here are some of the screengrabs from the plane use:

And, as always – your favorite part – some behind the scenes shots:

 

Amazon’s “The Boys” – Airplane Set

It’s hard to believe that Amazon’s hit series The Boys premiered 3 years ago in July! Did you know that incredible plane set was our Kit Set?

Take a look at a portion of the incredible scene here:

And for some great behind the scenes shots, see below:

Be sure to check out the new season of The Boys, which premieres June 3, 2022.

FBF: “Friends” Series Finale – Plane Set

Can you believe that it will be 18 years since Friends went off the air? The comedy phenomenon, which began airing in 1994, is still one of the most popular TV series of all time, but the final episode featured our Rolling Cabin Airplane Set.

Check out the hilarious scene below of Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Paula Newsome & Jim Rash.

 

“Friends From College” – New York Airplane Set

Looking back on some of the fun jobs we’ve gotten to be a part of, we remembered a Netflix series that was canceled too soon, Friend From College.

Did you know, that while most of our sets are in Los Angeles, we have a set in the New York area? You can learn more by clicking here.

For Friends in College specifically – their team used our New York-based Narrowbody Plane Set and service area. Take a look below at star Cobie Smulders sitting in our Tombo seats.

And, as always, here are some shots from behind the scenes:

 

If you have some time, give the show a viewing, the only 2 seasons are now streaming. But first, check out the trailer below.

 

Hulu’s “The Dropout” Finale

The incredible story of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos, was brought to life by Hulu in their hit show The Dropout. Amanda Seyfried does an amazing job capturing Elizabeth’s demeanor and that deep voice she is so famous for. This Thursday, the series comes to a conclusion – how do you think it will end?

We had the pleasure of hosting the cast and crew in North Hollywood in August 2021. They came into work on both our Narrowbody Rolling set & our G3 private jet. Take a look below at some of the things you got to see while watching the show.

Now for all of the cinephiles out there, take a look at some of the things you didn’t get to see behind the camera:

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the series, please take a look at the trailer here:

BTS: “Sweet Girl” Airplane Set

Yesterday, we brought you the behind the scenes photos of our airplane set for Yellowjackets, see here

Today, we wanted to bring attention to the Netflix feature film, Sweet Girl, which premiered in August 2021. For this project, we packed up our Narrow Body Kit set and shipped it off to Pittsburgh, PA, in the dead of winter.

Here are some shots from the actual film:

And now, take a look at some of our favorite shots that you didn’t get to see on the screen.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Sweet Girl synopsis, see below:

Devoted family man Ray Cooper (Jason Momoa), vows justice against the pharmaceutical company responsible for pulling a potentially life-saving drug from the market just before his wife (Adria Arjona) dies from cancer. But when his search for the truth leads to a deadly encounter that puts Ray and his daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced) in harm’s way, Ray’s mission turns into a quest for vengeance in order to protect the only family he has left.

BTS: YellowJackets Plane Set

We’d like to share some behind-the-scenes photos of some of the incredible shows our plane sets have gotten to work on here at Aero Mock-Ups.

In December 2019, a pilot was shot for what would become Showtime’s hit show, Yellowjackets. We were contacted to supply the airplane set, and jumped at the chance.

We packed up our Narrowbody Rolling set and shipped it less than a mile to a warehouse in North Hollywood. While there, their incredible crew built our set out on a gimbal that was about 30 feet in the air!

Little did we know that the show would be such a hit, or even win star Melanie Lynskey a Critics Choice Award.

Take a look below at some of the work that went on before filming started.

(L-R): Ella Purnell as Teen Jackie and Sophie Nélisse as Teen Shauna in YELLOWJACKETS, “Pilot”. Photo credit: Paul Sarkis/SHOWTIME.

2021 Recap

While we are well into 2022 at this point, we wanted to bring some attention to the wonderful 2021 projects that our airplane sets were a part of. Due to the pandemic, filming was not easy, but the incredible talents in front of and behind the camera succeeded well beyond expectations.

Chuck Lorre’s hit show Bob Hearts Abishola on CBS saw the two leads seated in our Extra Wide Body Kit Set & Tombo seats. Click the photo below to enlarge

Season 4 of the FX drama Snowfall embarked on a trip while on our private jet set, G3

Ryan Reynolds walked out of our 747 Cockpit and into an incredible set built by production for Netflix’s Red Notice.

Speaking of Netflix, we shipped our KIT set to Pittsburgh to film the Jason Momoa flick, Sweet Girl. See star Isabela Merced seated in our KLM Coach Seats below:

Matt Damon sat in our HOL Seats in our KIT set, for the film Stillwater, which was shot in Oklahoma.

Space Jam 2 saw two flight attendants zapped into their phones while standing in our S3 Service Area.

NBC’s new comedy, American Auto, had the cast fly to Iowa on our Rocky Private Jet Set.

Lena Waithe’s BET comedy series Twenties came to shoot in our gorgeous Skyway Stage Terminal Set.

Academy Award nominee and Critics Choice winner Licorice Pizza came to our North Hollywood location and filmed in our Extra Wide Body Rolling Set. 

Showtime’s hit series, Yellowjackets, used our Rolling Narrow Body set to create a private plane, filled with our Tombo seats.

We would like to send our congratulations to the cast & crew involved in all of these projects. Be sure to follow us for more, and never hesitate to reach out.