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Pacmin exhibit model featured at Radia’s unveiling of the world’s potentially largest cargo plane ‘Windrunner’ during international energy conference CERAweek.

April 12, 2024

Colorado-based startup Radia has announced their plans to produce one of the world’s largest cargo planes, specifically designed to transport wind turbine blades spanning as long as an entire football field (up to 344 feet).  During CERAweek held in Houston March 18-22, Radia’s CEO Mark Lundstrom unveiled the cargo aircraft the Windrunner, hoping to solve…

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Breaking Barriers: The X-59 QueSST Project Soars Ahead

March 7, 2024

Lockheed Martin’s X-59 QueSST, a revolutionary supersonic aircraft developed in collaboration with NASA’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator project, promises to redefine the future of air travel. Since its inception in 2016, the X-59 has captured the imagination of aerospace enthusiasts worldwide with its ambitious goal: to deliver supersonic speed with minimal noise pollution. At the heart…

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Entrance to Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum

The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum

January 24, 2024

Recommended reading: How Amelia Earhart Financed Her Expeditions The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum, located at the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport (K59) in Atchison, Kansas, opened on April 14, 2023. Since its opening, the museum has been featured in such publications as Smithsonian Magazine, BBC, and NPR and has received a GEMmy Award (“gems of travel”)…

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Paula Rodriguez applying touchup paint.

A Cutaway Model’s Journey, Part II

December 7, 2023

Read the first article in the series here: This intricate miniature airplane model is brimming with… In the previous article, Greenpoint Technologies, a premier business jet completion center, seeks Pacmin Studios to create a 1/20th scale cutaway model of their Japanese Zen Garden-inspired interior and exterior concept of a B777X aircraft. As Ryan Keiser, exhibit…

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Artists Respond to AI-Generated Image Phenomenon

October 19, 2023

There is an ever-increasing abundance of AI-generated images being published online. In response, professional artists reveal a host of varied sentiments. On one side, some artists find posts of AI-generated images unethical and distasteful. Others embrace the phenomenon with reverence and seek to incorporate the technology into their practice. In this article, we’ll explore some…

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 in Alaska Airlines Atrium at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. Source: Alaska Airlines.

Corporations Benefit from Stadium Spots and Naming Rights

January 18, 2023

Constructing and maintaining massive stadiums is an expensive enterprise. For example, the approximate cost to construct the SoFi stadium in Los Angeles was $5.5 billion. To cover stadium expenditures, today’s corporations have strong incentives to pay for perks such as naming rights and sponsored stadium locations. Read on to learn how stadium investments are beneficial…

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