August 11, 2015 – Five aircraft wearing Scheme Designers paint schemes took home awards from EAA AirVenture this year. Diana Stanger and her Aero Vodochody L-139 received the award for Best Jet; George Bowlds and his RV-8 took home the Kit Champion – Bronze Lindy; Thomas Irion and his Velocity took home the Grand Champion Kit Built – Gold Lindy; Kenneth Orloff and his Marquart MA-5 took home the Grand Champion Plans Built – Gold Lindy; and DJ Dondelinger took home the Gold Lindy for his 1955 deHavilland Beaver.
“It is no surprise to find award winning aircraft with Scheme Designers paint schemes at the top of award lists across the airshow circuit,” said Craig Barnett, Scheme Designers President and founder. “Our team of professional designers works closely with each customer to capture the owners vision for what they want their aircraft to be, for how they want their aircraft to reflect who they are. And our design isn’t final until the owner is completely satisfied, regardless of how long or the number of iterations that might take.”
It is not unusual for Craig to visit with the owner’s chosen paint shop while the scheme is being laid out to ensure that the application of the scheme matches the technical specifications exactly. Grand Champion and Best-In-Show are not unusual monikers for aircraft sporting Scheme Designers livery – for example, nine of the 2014 AirVenture award winners carried Scheme Designers paint schemes.
In other post-AirVenture news, Scheme Designers Scavenger Hunt was again a huge hit with AirVenture attendees. Veteran Scavenger Hunt sister team, Amelia (12) and Piper (10) Stagg (pictured with Craig Barnett, Scheme Designers President & Founder) took home this year’s grand prize for the second year in a row. The whole Stagg family got into the spirit of the paint scheme hunt, making it an important part of their visit to AirVenture. The sisters will take home two custom desktop models from Factory Direct Models as their grand prize.