May 4, 2006
Traditional or edgy? What kind of paint scheme would you choose for the Cherokee Six, this year's AOPA "Win a Six in '06" Sweepstakes airplane?
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne and Craig Barnett from Scheme Designers, the company that has designed a half-dozen of AOPA's sweeps aircraft, gave AOPA members at Sun 'n Fun an inside peek into how the designs for the Six were selected and narrowed from 11 to one.
Members engaged in a lively debate, defending their reasoning for the design they thought was the winner. But it was only after a process of elimination (and a little coaching) that 10-year AOPA member Barbara James of Easton, Pennsylvania, guessed the correct design.
The winner? It's a conservative look with modern flare - white on top with a dark blue metallic belly, black metallic and yellow stripes, and a silver swoosh of pewter gray metallic.
Scheme Designers is using DuPont paint on the Cherokee, and it will be ready to sport its new colors this summer at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Follow the progress of the Cherokee's restoration online.
April 5, 2006
AOPA is offering special aircraft financing for flying clubs as a way to help new flying clubs acquire quality aircraft while aiding existing clubs that want to expand their fleets.
An annual celebration of aviation in Imperial County, California, drew a large number of local residents to the Imperial County Airport.
An AOPA-backed bill would create a partial abatement of property or sales and use taxes for Nevada businesses that repair aircraft or components.
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