When Alex Kosloff, owner, builder, and pilot of an experimental Pulsar based in Santa Paula, Calif., saw the vinyl graphics on the AOPA’s 2009 Sweepstakes Let’s Go Flying SR22, he decided to one-up us.
Instead of parroting the distinctive, eye-catching scheme designed and installed by AirGraphics LLC, he decided to get an entire vinyl wrap for his airplane. It’s tempting to say he parroted our design, but his inspiration is actually his own pet Cockatoo—a bird named Crystal. (That’s a photo of Crystal on the Pulsar’s tail.)
Kosloff said the graphics cost less than aircraft paint and avoided much of the down time.
“The cost was about 10 percent less than a paint job,” he said. “It was done in one-tenth the time, weighs about half as much, is eco-friendly, and is more impact resistant.”
Koslov plans to fly his Pulsar to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisc., at the end of this month.