Aircraft Paint Schemes

You’ve seen those aircraft with the remarkable paint jobs. Aircraft that look fast and lean just sitting on the ramp; aircraft that have panache and communicate the personality of the owner; aircraft that make you smile, make you take a second look. There’s a good chance that the aircraft paint scheme was designed by only one company and their very specialized team of designers — Scheme Designers.

Since 1997, Scheme Designers has pioneered the business of aircraft paint schemes and vinyl designs for all types, sizes, and models – from kit planes through business jets, helicopters to airline fleets. Around the globe, there are over 16,000 unique aircraft wearing a Scheme Designers livery.

Over half of the OEMs delivering new aircraft have worked with Scheme Designers to develop the exterior styling for their factory new models, setting the standard for the industry as a whole. The Scheme Designers team of artists and designers work with each customer from inception through application of their aircraft paint scheme at the paint shop of their choice, and their job isn’t done until the paint scheme has been executed perfectly.




When: July 22 to July 28, 2024

Where: Hangar C 3057

Visit Craig Barnett and his team to find out more about changing your aircraft paint scheme, finding a reputable paint shop, or to order your next paint scheme.


Craig will be giving workshops during the Oshkosh 2024 Air Show.





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Scheme Designers creates the most accurate hand-carved and painted desktop model aircraft. It may be for personal use, as a commemoration, or for an award. Our desktop model aircraft are crafted to meet your specific requirements using our highly-accurate design drawings and/or your own photographs.

We recently received glowing praise for this beautiful Beechcraft:

We received our 4 x FDM Desktop Model Aircraft yesterday, they are just absolutely stunning, beautiful craftsmanship… The “attention to detail” is just truly amazing, from the glass avionics panel, the beautiful interior, the fuel caps, the overall paint detail & finish, everything is just perfectly done and replicated. We are truly grateful and appreciative of our special order being perfectly executed and could not be happier. Thank you all so very much. Cheers from down under.

Tony Dormer and Howard Laughton
Howton Aircraft Pty Ltd
Newcastle, Australia


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Meet Craig Barnett

Craig Barnett grew up in aviation – literally. He was roaming the southern African skies in his father’s Bonanza from before he could walk. He grew up in the back of his father’s Piper Aztec.

As a child, Craig helped his father restore a World War II Spitfire IX to flying condition in the 1970s. As a teen, Craig’s first plane was a 1964 Cessna 150E that he and his father rebuilt. Craig earned his pilot’s license at 17 and flew his Cessna 150E throughout southern Africa.

Craig is a Civil Engineer, artist and commercial pilot with instrument and multi-ratings, and has flown close to 100 different aircraft types.

Craig’s unique background in aviation, engineering, art and business come together as the perfect background to lead Scheme Designers, the world leader in aircraft paint schemes and vinyl designs. Craig leads his dedicated team of five full time designers to embrace higher standards of art, technology and customer service.

Craig Barnett, President of Scheme Designers for aircraft paint schemes in Australia, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada.

Call Scheme Designers 201-569-7785 today to get started on your custom aircraft paint scheme. Whether you have a single plane or an airline fleet to maintain, Scheme Designers are here to help with a variety of options.