How To Get Your Face Plastered On The Side Of A Plane

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-get-your-face-plastered-on-the-side-of-a-plane-2011-5

    This is one of the wackier promos we've seen lately.
    Dutch airline KLM has created an app that lets Facebook users upload their headshots and turn them into Delft tiles, those decorative blue and white panels that are all over Holland.
    The airline will then pick 5,000 of the tiles to plaster one one of their jumbo jets.
    So even if you're not planning to visit Amsterdam anytime soon, at least your mug can make the trip.
     
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    This sounds crazy to me if they really plan to stick 5000 tiles to the exterior of a usable aircraft. The weight is highly nontrivial and the tiles would change the geometry of the plane's exterior in ways that cannot be good for performance. This should violate the aircraft's certification.

    Could the plan really be to paint replicas of the tiles on the plane's exterior skin?
     
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    Makes you wonder if this is a hoax. It would seem like a very expensive proposition.
     
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    This has been circulating on Facebook for the past week or so. I actually made a tile with our dog's face on it. :D
     
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    I thought it was made pretty clear that they are not going to hang any delft blue tiles on the plane. This is purely a special paint job. The design will then look like a plane covered by 5000 tiles.
     
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    How to Get Your Face Plastered on the Side of a Plane...parachute over an airport, silly...
     
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    Thanks for the update!
     
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