Posts Tagged ‘Tougher than a Tornado Sweepstakes Husky’

Photo of the Day: 2005 Sweeps Commander

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

AOPA’s annual sweepstakes aircraft contest is a favorite among our members. Sometimes we acquire an older aircraft and refurbish it from the ground up. Sometimes–as is the case with this year’s Tougher than a Tornado Husky–the aircraft comes to us fairly new. (The Husky had sustained some damage in the storm that blew through Sun’n’Fun 2011. That’s since been repaired.) For the 2005 sweepstakes, we found a 1974 Rockwell Commander 112A that had a low-time engine and propeller and an airframe with just 2,038 hours. The Commander got a new instrument panel, among other upgrades. —Jill W. Tallman

Photo of the Day: Artistic Husky

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

AirVenture 2012 is in the books, but we couldn’t resist the opportunity to post one more photo from this year’s show. Al Marsh shot the AOPA 2012 Tougher than a Tornado Sweepstakes Husky using his iPhone and an app called Pro HDR. Then he played with the image in Adobe Lightroom to create the illustrator effect. What do you think?—Jill W. Tallman