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Scroggins Aviation

Scroggins Aviation is an American aircraft salvage and aviation movie special effects company based in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1] It has provided special effects for several network television shows and feature films.


The company was founded by its namesake, James Douglas Scroggins III.[2][3] Initially the company operated in the aircraft dismantling, crash recovery and recycling industry, taking apart decommissioned airplanes and supplied aviation mockups.[4][5] The company changed its name in 2015 to Scroggins Aviation Mockup & Effects, and began to focus on the restoration and modification of airframes and cockpits for use in feature film and television productions.[2] This has included both the interior and exterior of various aircraft[6] and helicopters, fabricating both airplane parts and fuselage sections for filming.[7]

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  15. ^ "In Hollywood, Flights of Fancy". International Herald Tribune. 9 July 2012 – via The New York Times.