You are in the right place! All of our tail flashes are created from scratch just for you. Your tail flash will be a perfect replication of your aircraft with any custom markings and up to 3 lines of personalized text. Anything is possible, so let us know if you would like to add a squadron patch or even create a fictitious tail number.
Start the process of creating your own custom wooden aircraft models by ordering online via our secure website Custom Aircraft Tail Flashes or your can email us to get the ball rolling at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your project and collect information on your custom design.
After our initial discussions, we will create your custom order form. This order form will capture all of the details you have specified and will include a Photoshop mockup of your custom design. This process normally takes us 2-3 days and we will email the custom order form to you. Email us back with your approval or any changes. Once you approve the order form, we will begin production.
Normal production takes 9-10 weeks. Your tail flash is hand-carved and molded from solid mahogany wood to get the shape exactly right. Our design process uses hand-painting, airbrushing, stencils, and in-house created decals to replicate the smallest details.
Once your tail flash is complete, we will email a digital photo for your final approval, prior to shipping. This allows you to review the finished product to make sure that we got everything just right. Corrections are still possible at this time, however any change requests different from the approved order form, may incur an additional charge. Once the final photos are approved, we apply a final coat of lacquer to protect the tail flash. Once the lacquer is applied, changes will no longer be possible.
Once the clear lacquer dries after about 3 days, we will carefully pack your tail flash for shipment. Normal production orders ship from our factory to our distribution facility in Florida once a week. Once received in Florida, we will forward the tail flash to you via USPS Priority Mail. Expect 10-14 days for the total shipping transit time, once you approve the post-production photos. If you requested rush production, then we will ship direct to you from our factory with just 3-5 days transit time via UPS International.