Unusual airplane sightings

Perfect timing?

Yamaguchi Akira

Credit: Yamaguchi Akira

Yamaguchi Akira’s incredibly detailed “Narita International Airport: Various Curious Scenes of Airplanes, 2005” is among the artwork in a new exhibit at New York City’s Japan Society featuring the work of sixteen emerging and mid-career artists “whose paintings, objects, photographs, videos, and installations meld traditional styles with challenging visions of Japan’s troubled present and uncertain future.” The show is called “Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art” and there’s a really lovely slideshow of the exhibit on the New York Times.

While we’re staring at airplanes, here’s a snapshot of Boeing’s new sunrise-liveried Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental airplane, which took its first flight today, March 20, 2011.

Boeing 747-8 Interncontinental

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental takes its first flight

Boeing has nice video of the event as does my buddy David Parker Brown over at AirlineReporter.com

And, while we’re ogling pretty airplane paint jobs, here’s a pink airplane that will fly for Azul, a budget airline in Brazil, to promote breast cancer awareness.

Azul pink plane promotes breast cancer awareness