April 1, 2014
By Thomas A. Horne
Scheme Designers, the design company that creates paint schemes for everything from light sport aircraft to airliners—as well as this year’s AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair—is holding a scavenger hunt at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla.
For all of you out there attending the show, here’s the deal. Go to the Scheme Designers booth in Hangar A, pick up an entry form, scour the exhibit area for airplanes with Scheme Designers paint schemes (marked with a Scheme Designers decal), write down as many as you can find, then turn in your completed form to the Scheme Designers booth (A-017) by 4 p.m. April 5.
Clues about the airplanes in the hunt are posted on Scheme Designers’ Facebook page.
Five finalists will be randomly chosen at 5 p.m. the same day, and of those finalists, the winner with the most identified airplanes will also be randomly chosen. The winner will receive an airplane model from Factory Direct Models. It’s a big, good-looking, very detailed, expensive (about $500) model, too, with a wingspan of 18 inches or greater. The winner can have his or her choice of models, be it his or her own airplane or simply a favorite.
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne has worked at AOPA since the early 1980s. He began flying in 1975 and has an airline transport pilot and flight instructor certificates. He’s flown everything from ultralights to Gulfstreams and ferried numerous piston airplanes across the Atlantic.
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