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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][4][5][6] Initially the company operated in the aircraft dismantling, crash recovery and recycling industry, taking apart decommissioned airplanes and supplied aviation mockups.[7][8] The company changed its name in 2015 to Scroggins Aviation Mockup & Effects [9], 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[10] and helicopters, fabricating both airplane parts and fuselage sections for filming.[11]

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  1. ^ a b "Las Vegas aviation company specializes in mangling planes for Hollywood". 21 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Jurassic Copter - Vertical Magazine".
  3. ^ "Aviation archaeologist reunites woman with 1958 crash that took her husband". 22 November 2000.
  4. ^ Air Classics May, Vol. 54/No. 5, (2018)"Saving the Last Convair Jetliners - by Ralph M. Pettersen"
  5. ^ James Douglas Scroggins III author of Junkyard Jets, a book on the end of live of a commercial aircraft,
  6. ^ Convair jet rises from desert graveyard, returns to public view, by reporter Diana Bell,
  7. ^ a b "Mojave — thinking outside the box".
  8. ^ "A Boeing 737NG Embarks on a Final Mission". 21 October 2015.
  9. ^ Local company bringing Hollywood magic to Las Vegas with plane and helicopter sets – by David Schuman,
  10. ^ JETGALA.COM. "JETGALA MAGAZINE - Life Beyond First Class".
  11. ^ a b "Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features /2005/06/14/".
  12. ^ Cinefex August, issue #160, (2018)"Knocking'em Dead - by Graham Edwards"
  13. ^ Cinefex July, issue #142, (2015)"Indominus - by Jody Duncan"
  14. ^ Cinefex October, issue 143, (2015)"Wrinkles in Time – by Jody Duncan"
  15. ^ contributors, Wikipedia. "Focus On: 100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films". e-artnow sro – via Google Books.
  16. ^ Cinefex August, issue 154, (2017)“The Kid Underneath the Suit – by Jody Duncan”
  17. ^ Cinefex October, issue 155, (2017)"Deliverance - by Joe Fordham"
  18. ^ Schuman, David (29 July 2017). "Local company bringing Hollywood magic to Las Vegas with plane and helicopter sets".
  19. ^ Craft, Andrew (16 August 2017). "Vegas aircraft supplier helps bring flight scenes to movie blockbusters".
  20. ^ Cinefex February, issue 157, (2018) "It’s a Jungle Out There – by Jody Duncan"
  21. ^ "In Hollywood, Flights of Fancy". International Herald Tribune. 9 July 2012 – via The New York Times.