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I’ve been an aviation fanatic all my life. As a kid, I’ve been fascinated with things that fly. Most of the computer games I played as a kid were combat flight simulators… Falcon 3.0, F-16 MRF, IAF, etc. I was so crazy about fighter jets that I joined the Republic of Singapore Air Force as a Crew Chief. I worked on different variants of the Northrop F-5 in the RSAF and thoroughly enjoyed it. When Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 came out, I bought it and had a try at flying low and slow (relatively). Eventually I flew airliners more often than fighter jets on my sims.

By the time FS2002 came out, it drew me in more and more and in the end I tried my hand at painting addons for the Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise. I joined a group called AI Aardvark and we were the leading freeware addon group for AI Traffic for Flight Sim addons. Some of our work have been published by JustFlight in a DVD – Ultimate Traffic 2. I took my interest in creating aircraft liveries and decided to create The Art of Flying to share my artwork with the world through my website.

Please visit The Art of Flying to see my free downloadable wallpapers!
Please also check out our Facebook page!

Air New Zealand commissioned work

The Art of Flying has also been commissioned by Air New Zealand to provide the illustrations for their seat maps page!

Here are some of my favourite artwork!
NOTE: All artwork is copyright of Phillip Tan and is not public domain. Please do not use without written permission.




  • Joined: May 2017
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