Ultimate month, United unveiled its brand-new airplane livery. Whilst it will take as much as seven years to repaint all the fleet, a minimum of one repainted airplane — N37267, a Boeing 737-800 — is flying passengers round the United States. Simply ahead of it re-entered carrier, regardless that, United flew the aircraft out to Los Angeles (LAX) for a impressive air-to-air picture shoot.
United enlisted the assistance of Wolfe Air Pictures and the corporate’s particular Learjet 25B aerial images jet, which served because the “chase aircraft” and met the United 737 some 17,000 toes above the West Coast.
United posted a different video detailing the shoot, which incorporates a number of formation-flying maneuvers, with the planes flying as shut as 10 toes aside.
Los Angeles-based Roger Tonry served because the photographer for United’s shoot, however we had an opportunity to speak with one in every of his colleagues, Chad Slattery, every other best aerial images professional. Slattery gave us an within take a look at the method, which calls for an amazing quantity of ability and coordination. Don’t omit our detailed put up, How Company Aviation Photographers Get Their Superb Pictures, for extra on how a shoot like this works.