i want to paint my plane. now what?

Craig was invited to  write an in depth article for the Cessna Owner Organization in September. If you would like to gain a better understanding of the process of stripping and applying paint to aircraft, this is a must read for you.

Taking the time to prepare for your upcoming paint job will go a long way to ensuring that you select the best paint shop for your needs, the perfect paint scheme design, and a detailed un­derstanding of the cost before beginning the actual paint work.

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Meet Craig in Las Vegas for the world’s largest business aviation event where game-changing innovation takes center stage.

When: October 17-19, 2023

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Booth: N2226

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See us at EAA AirVenture 2023

Join us at Oshkosh this year for the annual fly-in convention, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which attracts more than 10,000 aircraft and a total attendance surpassing 600,000. This event is the world’s largest fly-in convention, and we look forward to seeing you.

See us at Hangar C Booth 3057

Craig will be presenting four free workshops and talking on EAA Radio about Protecting your Homebuilt from Corrosion.

Free Workshops >>

To book tickets and find out more about this year’s features and attractions click below.

AirVenture 2023 Website >>

Craig Barnett President of Scheme Designers, the best aircraft paint scheme designers

Sun n Fun in Lakeland Florida

Register for Sun n Fun 2023

Meet up with Craig in Lakeland

Meet up with Craig at the first airshow of the year. Save the date for one of the largest and most successful aviation events in the world, the 2023 SUN ’n FUN Aerospace Expo in Lakeland Florida.


WHEN: Tuesday, March 28 through Sunday, April 2 

Craig will also be hosting four forums during the expo:

  • Designing the perfect paint scheme
  • Considerations in painting or vinyl applications
see our 2023 winners >>

Grand Champion Seaplane

Scheme Designers recently received this wonderful thank you for our support in the restoration of N70AL, a 1970 Mckinnon G21G Turbine Goose.  The N70AL received Grand Champion Seaplane at the 2022 Oshkosh Airventure!  70AL was parked at the airport in Amphibian parking for the week and there was a constant crowd around the airplane!

Scheme Designer’s name was on the side of the airplane next to the entry door. EAA  Airventure had record attendance with over 650,000 people and the aircraft was also at the Greenville seaplane fly-in in early September.  This is the largest seaplane fly-in in the world with over 100 seaplanes in attendance.

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This 1970 Mckinnon G21G Turbine Goose won Grand Champion Seaplane at the 2022 Oshkosh AirVenture

Come and see Craig Barnett from Scheme Designers at the NBAA convention in Orlando 2022.

Scheme Designers show booth with Craig Barnett, Casey Horgan and Tyler Hughes.


MEET US IN ORLANDO October 18 - 20, 2022

2022 NBAA Business Aviation
Convention & Exhibition

The 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is the topflight intersection between embracing future-forward and innovative perspectives, and exploring the leading marketplace for modern high-tech aircraft, as well as business aviation’s best products and services.

Join the Scheme Designers team in Booth 1360

Orange County Convention Center
Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando, FL

October 18 – 20, 2022

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MEET US IN NEW JERSEY September 9 - 10, 2022

Experience hands-on a wide selection of corporate & private aircraft and discover the benefits of aviation for business and leisure.

Fly in to Private Flyer, a unique lifestyle event and look forward to enjoying the ultimate luxury showcase. Indulge in exquisite hospitality, exclusive experiences and see the very best the luxury and lifestyle industries have to offer.

Essex County Airport, New Jersey

September 9 – 10, 2022

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Smart leather interior in this private jet

FREE DESIGN WORKSHOPS AT eea airVenture 2022 in Oshkosh

Scheme Designers Owner and Chief Designer, Craig Barnett, will host three free workshops at EAA Oshkosh 2022.  In his interactive sessions, he will share critical guidelines and best design practices for a variety of makes and models of aircraft, for owners and companies to use when designing their new aircraft livery and in considering the repainting of their aircraft.  Mr. Barnett’s world-renowned workshop is presented in a dynamic, engaging, educational and entertaining, graphic-rich and visually stimulating media.

Free Design Workshops >>

The Mooney Flyer aircraft magazine July 2022

The Mooney Flyer Published July 2022

Kevin Knight wrote this recent article about Scheme Designers CEO Craig Barnett in the July edition of The Mooney Flyer.

Planes look better, are more valuable and make passengers feel safer when they have nice paint schemes. Why? Shiny, attractive paint says, “I’m being well taken care of!”

Anyone who disagrees should walk down a flight line that includes a few planes with dull, oxidized, peeling paint. They may be mechanically sound, have great glass and avionics, even brand new engines beneath the cowlings. But they look old, decrepit, unloved… even dangerous…

The good news is, it’s easy to have a terrific paint design created and applied to your plane. It won’t be cheap but will add value and, if properly cared for, will last 20 or more years.

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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.