Amazing Airplane Designs You Definitely Would Want To See

Published on 12/04/2020
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We are sure that most of us have enjoyed looking at the sky and look at the airplanes passing by. Indeed, you have also thought of wanting to ride one, right? Regardless, no matter how much we have seen planes, they would always be cool no matter what. However, what if we told you that they could be even more relaxed than what they already are? Don’t believe us? Well, why won’t you take a look at these cool planes with custom paint jobs that would surely catch everyone’s attention! Trust us, after you’ve seen these planes, you’d wish all planes were like this.

The Sea Turtle

The plane sports the distinctive and unique Hawaiian sea turtle livery of the airline. ANA is Japan’s first customer for the superjumbo. In the custom aircraft paint job you see here, all three ANA A380s will be painted, showing sea turtles that are native to Hawaii as it took 21 days for the Airbus team to paint the plane using 16 different shades of color. The ANA A380 is one of the most intricate ever painted by Airbus.

The Sea Turtle

Canada’s Maple Leaves

The much-talked-about, rarely seen Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Demo Jet. With an imaginative rendition of the maple leaf, this custom-painted fighter jet has Canada’s trademark red and white-the de facto emblem of our northern brothers. At the RCAF’s 150th Anniversary Air Show back in 2017, also known as Canada150, the CF-18 fighter jet was announced. The peak speed of the CF-18 is a whopping 1,127 miles per hour and flies faster overhead than the speed of sound!

Canada’s Maple Leaves

Duck Plane

A member of an exciting fleet of aircraft called Nokair is what you’re looking at here. But what you’re looking at more specifically is the Boeing 737-800, painted like a duck. You know that this is just one of their fun, kooky custom aircraft paint jobs if you’re familiar with the airline. They have a whole line of wildlife-centric planes that are decorated. But this one is the coolest custom-painted Boeing that we could easily find belonging to Nokair.

Duck Plane

The Rooster

Ah yes… the ‘ole single-prop, two-passenger aircraft painted and rooster-shaped. You regularly see them, right? However, honestly, we can’t tell if it’s fantastic or the worst aircraft we’ve ever seen. Regardless, we think it’s incredible. Nothing short of impressive is the attention to detail on the aircraft/head. Rooster’s If you look closely, this aircraft’s pilot fella has an old-school leather helmet and goggles to give its final appearance to this kooky aircraft. We love this one.

The Rooster

The Rainbow Dream Chaser 5

One of the most unmistakable planes to ever grace the skies is the private jet seen here. Named “Dream Chaser 5,” the Lear Jet model 35 was donated by International Jet Aviation, a Denver-based aircraft charter, and management company. Depending on their wish, this particular aircraft was used to ferry seriously ill children worldwide. Since 1990, the company has been doing these flights on various airplanes from time to time. As of 2019, the plane will now be removed from service.

The Rainbow Dream Chaser 5

Eye Of The Tiger

The world was introduced to this bad boy during the 2003 NATO Tiger Meet, a multi-national training exercise that has been going on for over half a century.  One of the coolest aircraft paint jobs we have ever seen was awarded to the Mirage 2000RDI 83/12-YL from the host unit EC 1/12 that you see here. See how it has been done in detail, including the glint in the eyes of the tiger. Unfortunately, this Mirage broke down before it could fly its mission.

Eye Of The Tiger

Eye Of The Tiger… Again

The plane with an ‘Arctic Tiger’ look is the French Dassault Rafale M Fighter. What do you like about this one, compared to the last big cat-themed fighter jet? The Dassault Rafale, custom painted, is intimidating, that’s for sure. We love how the entire aircraft’s white and black makes the red eyes pop that much more. They also painted this aircraft for the NATO Tiger Meet.

Eye Of The Tiger… Again

Flying Nemo

Just keep flying? This is clearly what the Nemo-themed aircraft is going for. If you saw the Finding Nemo movie, then this is an apparent custom painted plane. Pink Aviation in the Czech Republic operates this beauty, and the aircraft you’re looking at is a Short SC-7 Skyvan 3-100. With Nemo flying high up in the sky like this, we would find it hard to believe that his father would have difficulty finding him now!

Flying Nemo

Merry Christmas!

She’s a beauty, isn’t she?  One of the rare times when the Warthog is not in the classic battle-gray color jobs is the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II’s paint scheme, as seen here. This personalized A-10 Warthog is a certified head-turner, complete with reindeer, Christmas wreaths, and the red and green coloration we have come to associate with the holidays. No other airplane screams “Merry Christmas” like this plane here!

Merry Christmas!

Shark Warthogs

Now, this is what we’re talking about! We have all come to know and love the A-10, but with a twist! We all saw the classic Warthog, but this dark green olive with a nose paint job is worth a little extra. This paint scheme for A-10 is just average! This bad boy would hate to be on the receiving end. We have many funky aircraft in this post, but in this slide, we had to throw them back at a very real, very intimidating ground attack aircraft.

Shark Warthogs

The SexyJet

The aptly named “SexyJet” is the gnarly Gulfstream GV owned by Clay Lacy Aviation. The chameleon-like coloration of this Gulfstream tradition is one-of-a-kind and not cheap either. A full-sized galley, fitted for cold and hot food preparation, power outlets for office equipment, fold-out work tables, and private washroom are included in the Gulfstream GV jet cabin. Two Rolls-Royce engines provide the power for the Gulfstream GV. This custom Gulfstream paint scheme is truly elite as far as custom aircraft paint jobs go.

The SexyJet

The Alien Tiger

Yet another aircraft that got prepped up for the NATO Tiger Meet.   The NATO Tiger Meet was held in 2016 in Zaragoza, Spain, where the aircraft you see here, named “Tiger Hind,” ended up winning the Tiger Aircraft Award for Best Looking. So, the painted custom helicopter is a sight, that’s for sure. It’s not the last custom helicopter paint scheme you’ll see today, don’t worry. It looks very cool, doesn’t it?

The Alien Tiger

Sukhoi Su-57

Perhaps the sleekest aircraft paint scheme on this list is the Digi-camo paint job on this Russian fighter jet, if not all the time. Now, if you’re watching the U.S., You may have seen a recent USAF F-16 paint job that looks eerily similar to this one, close to the Air Force. Considering that this jet is almost identical to the USAF’s F-22 Raptor, we think it’s fair that because they steal whole fighter jet concepts, copying a paint job scheme can’t be that bad.

Sukhoi Su-57

Battery Powered Plane?

This custom paint job of the Duracell batteries on the front of what looks like a C-130 Hercules aircraft is a fantastic one. We love the custom aircraft painting jobs that are so easy yet, so efficient-it looks like a battery! Furthermore, these Duracell AA batteries go into a big bin for donations from Toys for Tots makes it all the cooler. Kudos to all those involved, especially those involved in producing that fantastic custom C-130 paint job!

Battery Powered Plane?

Royal Netherlands F-16 Fighter Jet

In their aerobatics demonstration teams, the Royal Netherlands Air Force has quite several noisy and colorful aircraft. The Dutch Demoteam used the fighter jet F-16 (they are no longer in service), and the AH-64D Apache Solo Demonstration Team uses the AH-64 Apache helicopter. This is the Netherlands’ orange F-16, and this guy’s one hell of a custom jet fighter, wouldn’t you say?

Royal Netherlands F-16 Fighter Jet

Helicopter Eagle

The Mil Mi-24 is, practically speaking, a large artillery helicopter and attack helicopter with a low capacity for transporting troops. Export models of the Mi-25 and Mi-35 include variants of the Mi-24. But, realistically speaking, the Hungarian Air Force’s Mi-24V custom-painted aircraft is the most appealing, fun, and intimidating helicopter we’ve ever seen. This thing cries out like an eagle from tail to tip. This custom painting job for helicopters is one of a kind.

Helicopter Eagle

Sweet Lips

Listen, we’re going to be honest—we don’t know what’s going on. The one thing we know is that this is a Skyvan 3-100 Short SC-7, but beyond that, we have no clue as to what is going on. The lips look odd, the color scheme is wild, and a tooth, whatever it is, is missing if you look close enough. Let’s just take a look at the next one.

Sweet Lips

May The Force Be With You

Everything that All Nippon Airline does when it comes to incredible custom painting jobs on commercial aircraft is no short of incredible. Just look at it, don’t tell us that you don’t see this incredible. Not one, but three Star Wars-themed airplanes! These ANA aircraft with custom painted graphics are such a cool idea, and you’re bound to increase your fanbase anytime you can pepper Star Wars into your product. Right here, what a great visual.

May The Force Be With You

The State Flag Of Colorado

With this one, Southwest Airlines hit the nail on the head. Southwest airplanes carry a lot of traffic through Denver, so it is a good idea to pander to the state of Colorado. With this custom painted Southwest aircraft, Southwest flights departing Denver just got a whole lot more relaxed. Colorado’s state flag is well represented here, and we are glad it is because it could be the cleanest and crispest aircraft here.

The State Flag Of Colorado

Just Do It

Gulfstreams are private jets that are extremely expensive. Never mind that!  There are certainly no cheap private jets, so let’s just say that this Gulfstream G550 is a pretty costly jet.  But this jet is not a regular jet painted in white or gray. This jet is more than a few coats of paint. The way the dark shade of blue at the nose of the jet changes into light blue merely is riveting. This is one airline paint job expertly done.

Just Do It

Tinkerbell

The main star of this plane’s aircraft painting is Peter Pan’s Tinkerbell. But do not be fooled. This isn’t just a gig for Tinkerbell. As a result of a collaboration between Alaska Airlines and Disneyland, this plane was commissioned to look like this. Reimagining Disneyland on an aircraft was the brilliant thought behind the concept. And we must admit, it succeeded.

Tinkerbell

Alaska

This bear-y awesome sled-dog and airplane paint job with Alaskan wilderness themes look so cool!  Ah, at least forward moving. In our view, commercial airliners with cool painting schemes are better than private jets. If only we could show up and see one of these outside our airport entrance, that would be something.

Alaska

Front Of The Warthog Shark

The Warthog is as formidable as an aircraft can be. It has a canon the size of a small car, and the enemy powers have bad news. But we’re not here for guns and canons to chat about. We’re here to talk about paintings, and the logo on this plane’s mouth traces its history back to the tradition of World War II. According to this tradition, snarling animals have been painted on the mouths of fighter jets. We wanted the enemy to know that we meant business.

Front Of The Warthog Shark

The Hawk T1

One of the most patriotic painting jobs we have seen is the British Aerospace Hawk T.1A used by the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom. The Hawk T1, with a tandem cockpit, is a British-built single-engine jet trainer. The Hawk was first flown in 1974 and has operated for nearly 40 years as an advanced training aircraft.

The Hawk T1

Winged Wings

The Oregon National Guard F-15E fighter jet painted as a bald eagle is an elite custom aircraft painting. The F-15 Eagle is a jet fighter for air supremacy with an unparalleled record of air-to-air combat success. In 1972, the first F-15 Eagle took flight and was actively operated within the U.S. by the U.S. and Air Force National Air Guard.

Winged Wings

Butterfly Wings

This is a butterfly-inspired aircraft paint scheme created in Arizona for a private prop aircraft. The gradient of yellow, orange, and red contrasts well with the wings’ angles framed in blue. It’s not Pepsi blue altogether, but it’s a good blue. Just look at it. It looks so good!

Butterfly Wings

Pepsi Plane

You may have heard of the legendary Concorde, possibly because of its beast-like speed. The top speed of the Concorde goes past Mach 2. But here’s the funny thing about this Pepsi aircraft and the custom paint job-in order for the aircraft to go full tilt, the livery on the iconic Concorde must be white. As this one is painted blue, this aircraft’s peak velocity is just 1.7 Mach. Ultra-fast! But not as fast as the rest of the Concordes.

Pepsi Plane

To Infinity… And Beyond!

What could be better than the thirty-foot Buzz Lightyear painted on the side of an airplane? Not a lot of things, we would wager. In collaboration with Pixar, China Eastern Airlines has given this plane a beautiful makeover that looks stunning. When boarding the plane, passengers get an extraordinary Toy Story themed boarding pass to make it even better. Nothing better than a custom aircraft from Toy Stories, right?

To Infinity… And Beyond!

R2D2 Plane

Here’s another Star Wars-themed paint job! Sure, you love Star Wars, but do you have enough love for the franchise to have it drawn on a plane? Not a lot of people do. Nevertheless, All Nippon Airways does. The airline unveiled its Star Wars-themed airplane after signing a licensing agreement with Disney. Hmm, we’re curious which aircraft painter has done this work.

R2D2 Plane

Kangaroo Themed Paint Job

This one’s from Qantas Airlines, and we can’t deny that the red looks so good on it! Whoever thought of the design did an amazing job as the colorful kangaroos perfectly match the red color. Once you see this in the skies, you’re in for a colorful treat!

Kangaroo Themed Paint Job

Paint Splatter

This isn’t a passenger plane, unlike many other aircraft on this list. Well, it is, but this isn’t a normal one. This is an M2 Charter Plane and, in some circles, may be considered a private jet. And yes, even if it looks like the work of a six-year-old, this painting of an aircraft is real. The giant spots of color may look thoughtless, but there was a lot of thought put into it by the aircraft painters, we think.

Paint Splatter

Tiger Face

This aircraft is the brainchild of a Rossi Airlines-Amur Tiger center partnership. The plane, a Boeing 737, has a beautiful Amur Tiger on its nose. It took about 500 kilos of paint to complete the painting, and that shows you just how enormous it is. You should also know that it was painted free-hand by the airline painter. That needs some great skill, don’t you think?

Tiger Face

Let It Go!

You can definitely “Let It Go” when you ride this plane! All you need would be a hundred and seventy gallons of paint in over twenty-three different colors if you had any plans to paint a frozen scene on your plane. At least we know that’s what the Canadian WestJet airline wanted to complete this painting of the stunt airline. It’s funny that Frozen is the theme of that painting, but it looks so fiery and alive!

Let It Go!

Shark Face

Look at it. This shark face would make people with galeophobia wish that they had brought aircraft paint remover before flying. However, we feel that this terrifying airline painting job would have been more at home on a ship or, better yet, on a submarine. We mean, sharks aren’t supposed to fly, right?

Shark Face

Similar Looking Camo

This is a side by side view of Russia’s Su-57 (top) and the F-16 of the U.S. Air Force. Hmm, it seems like the two look oddly similar to one another. It makes you wonder which one came first, huh? Well, regardless, these two are both amazing.

Similar Looking Camo

Rosie

Savvy, handsome and private, just as it should be for a jet. The baby blue private jet with flowers and crows looks about as good as a custom painting job for a private jet would be. We can’t deny that the baby blue plus the flowers look so good. Because of its design, let’s call the plane “Rosie.”

Rosie

Flying Whale

Not only does this aircraft have a fantastic paint job, but it also has an eerie similarity to what is painted on as well. The Beluga whale looks a lot like this airbus (except for the wings, of course). The aircraft painter commissioned for this work has, without a doubt, expertly brought out the parallels between the two beings. Now, if you think this aircraft’s shape is unusual, you certainly aren’t alone. This is because this aircraft is the world’s biggest commercial aircraft.

Flying Whale

Borealis Aurora

This plane was granted this makeover as part of the “Icelandair Stopover” campaign by Icelandair. The beautiful colors of the plane show the famous lights of the North. What makes the country so famous is this natural phenomenon, and it seems they only wanted to expose it to the world. This must probably be one of the best works in aircraft painting we’ve ever seen. With this paint job, any country this plane flies over could see the aurora!

Borealis Aurora

Black Mamba

If you’ve never seen the F-16 demo team, you need to look up their schedule and soon attend one near you. Incredible maneuverability on these fighter jets. Yeah, and the paint job of the black mamba viper is pretty slick, too. Just look at this plane, it’s impossible to say that this doesn’t look good!

Black Mamba

The Shark From Jaws

This adorable old-school military aircraft looks as natural as a shark from Jaws. Joking aside, this is a painting job well done. We’re sure that whoever did this paint job loved their job as the painting looks spectacular and clean. All we could say is good job!

The Shark From Jaws

The Dragon

This fighter jet is currently part of the aerobatics squad of the Italian Air Force. The dragon paint job is simply a marketing trick to get the people in the door, and then BOOM, with amazing flight abilities, the pilots blow the audience’s socks off. To us, it looks pretty cool!

The Dragon

Santa Got What?!

“We hit him right as we were coming over Seattle, heading for the lower 48…how are we going to tell everyone?” The imaginary pilot said regarding the imaginary incident involving a Boeing jumbo jet hitting Santa Claus. Whoever came up with this idea for a paint job deserves a raise!

Santa Got What?!

The Pastures

This passenger plane from Swiss International Airlines is bound for greener pastures! With this paint job, they set the mood. Telling the clients, “You’re going somewhere nice and quiet, get in the mood.” With a paint job like this, you can be sure that you would be flying safe and sound!

The Pastures

Orca Plane

A Partnership as old as time. Simple and powerful is this wild orca-themed paint job. No big creation to do, just a few colors and vital facial features and voila-the orca aircraft outlines! SeaWorld transports, in airplanes, large whales and fish. Were you aware of that?

Orca Plane

Flying Tiger

Look at how cool and slick the paint job is! We’d surely be terrified seeing a flying tiger like that! With a paint job like this, it is hard not to be impressed, especially because of how well it’s done, as well as how amazing it looks!

Flying Tiger

Birdplane

Yeah, Birdplane. This is the name that we’re going for in this one. On the front, star bald eagle, general bird on the rest. The ensemble is completed by two propellers and a wicked collection of colors, and I’m not going to lie, it screams nothing but “FREEDOM!” to me.

Birdplane

F-15 Eagle

This F-15 looks so amazing! It belongs to the Oregon National Guard, and they fly it almost exclusively during aerobatics and marketing activities. We love how they let the plane’s nose stay in its original hue, almost making the other paint job pop even more.

F-15 Eagle

Mig-21

If the A-10 Warthog had a little brother who isn’t quite as excellent at school or sports or painting, this would be it! We love the yellow on this one. We’re still undecided on the rest of it. But still, props to whoever did the paint job in this one; we’re sure that they did their best!

Mig-21

Noah’s Sky Ark

A pair of every creature, all aboard! This aircraft from Emirates is probably still louder than all these animals combined. The airline is headquartered in Garhoud, Dubai, and is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai.

Noah’s Sky Ark

All Aboard To Middle Earth!

If only Frodo and The Fellowship took this plane on the way to Mt. Doom, then they could have probably saved a lot of time! On second thought, the movie would have nothing to tell if that were the case. Still, props to whoever did the paint job on this one. They did an awesome job!

All Aboard To Middle Earth!

Model Pictures

Imagine boarding a plane on the way to wherever you need to get to, but you notice that its design is your model picture upon heading to the plane. How cool would that be? You get to board a plane with you being its design! We think it’s amazing!

Model Pictures

What Even Is This?

We don’t even know where to begin on this one. At first glance, it looks like the Joker’s private helicopter, but upon closer inspection, you’d start to see that it doesn’t even look close to it! Well, whatever it is, it certainly looks cool, don’t you think?

What Even Is This?

Have a Catch them All!

Possibly the oldest on this list, these jets have been in service since the 1990s. The first aircraft was introduced in 1998, and the response from the market was so great that another Pokémon aircraft was released by the airline. The plane, however, has gotten super old and is no longer fit for flight. The airline painting jobs, however, are still fit for admiration!

Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

The Incredibles

Alaska Airlines repainted one of their planes in 2018. This did this to get into the spirit of the Incredibles 2 movie release. Together with the popular Alaskan airline Eskimo, the repainted plane featured the Incredibles on its fuselage. The sight of this aircraft, we suspect, would have made many children happy. Some grumpy adults, however, would have wished they had with them an aircraft paint remover!

The Incredibles

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