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Topic: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Wedgetail737
Posted 2009-01-03 13:18:20 and read 9262 times.

It appears that Alaska's Paint-the-Plane contest is over and a winner has been selected.

http://www.painttheplane.com/?CID=AS_HOME2L_PAINTPLANE

The winner is an 11th-grade student from Sitka High School won the contest. The winning paint job is displayed on the indicated website. Congratulations to the winning student!

The airplane will be a 737-400 and it will be on the aircraft for four years. Anyone have any indication when the paint job will be applied to an aircraft?

Kind of off-the-subject...does anyone know when the QX Q400's will have the northwest university logos applied?

[Edited 2009-01-03 13:23:34]

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: F9Animal
Posted 2009-01-03 13:25:02 and read 9235 times.

I like it! She put some great thought into it, and I think it will look great on the plane.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Kaitak
Posted 2009-01-03 13:35:58 and read 9206 times.

It looks great - and good for AS to be painting so many acft in special liveries; how many do they have now (including this one)?

Look forward to seeing it "in the flesh", as it were!

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: UAL757
Posted 2009-01-03 13:36:45 and read 9205 times.

Alaska will have 8 special liveries after this contest:



Magic of Disneyland 734
Salmon-Thirty-Salmon 734
Spirit of Disneyland 734
Spirit of Make-A-Wish 734
Paint The Plane Alaska 50th Statehood 734
Spirt of Seattle 738
Starliner (75th Anniversary) 738
alaskaair.com 738


------------------------------
This new plane will look so awesome!

Congrats Hannah!

EDIT TO ADD SPECIAL LIVERY LIST

[Edited 2009-01-03 13:43:45]

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: DeltaAVL
Posted 2009-01-03 13:47:40 and read 9173 times.

Love it! Although, I would have had a hard time choosing between Hannah's and runner-up Michael Tarbert's..

Here's the winner:

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/future787pilot/untitled-3.jpg

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Kohflot
Posted 2009-01-03 14:55:11 and read 9069 times.



Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 4):
Love it! Although, I would have had a hard time choosing between Hannah's and runner-up Michael Tarbert's..

Both were great, but I think 9th grader Tesia White's would've been the most unique livery in the sky. I can imagine some folks not familiar with native art might have found it a little spooky tho.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Phoenix9
Posted 2009-01-03 15:04:54 and read 9047 times.

Congrats to the winner! The livery would look really awesome!

Just a quick question: How easy/hard would it be to paint the plane like this? Especially the subtle colour gradients?

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: DeltaAVL
Posted 2009-01-03 15:12:14 and read 9030 times.



Quoting Kohflot (Reply 5):
9th grader Tesia White's would've been the most unique livery in the sky. I can imagine some folks not familiar with native art might have found it a little spooky tho.

I think it would have been even cooler had she used the flight deck windows as eyes for that thing.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: KBFIspotter
Posted 2009-01-03 15:13:35 and read 9028 times.



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Thread starter):
Kind of off-the-subject...does anyone know when the QX Q400's will have the northwest university logos applied?

The first university themed Q400 should arrive sometime this month or next month. From what we have been told, they are being introduced as the CRJ university planes leave the fleet. Since A/C 602QX has already left, the first one (IIRC N435QX) should be in University of Washington colors.

Kris

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Alaska737
Posted 2009-01-03 18:55:51 and read 8849 times.

A Boise State Q-400 is comming out as well correct?

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: NWADC9
Posted 2009-01-03 19:21:55 and read 8802 times.

I LOVE IT!!! Definately captures the "spirit of Alaska".

Some of those kids did EXTREMELY well, but even some of the good ones wouldn't have worked anyway, as they seem to not understand their artwork is to be 3D and round, and one of the canvases is sticking out (the engines themselves).

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: 787seattle
Posted 2009-01-03 19:49:05 and read 8749 times.

That design looks pretty good. There's an error on the page that the link posted gives. The first description (orange) of the winner shows that she is in 11th Grade and the second description (blue) towards the bottom of the page says that she's a senior.


Which aircraft will this livery be on?

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: SXDFC
Posted 2009-01-03 19:54:42 and read 8737 times.

Why is this going to go on a -400? Why not an -800?

I love the design! I cant wait to see it in person!

[Edited 2009-01-03 19:55:11]

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Wedgetail737
Posted 2009-01-03 20:08:59 and read 8713 times.



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 12):
Why is this going to go on a -400? Why not an -800?

I love the design! I cant wait to see it in person!

My guess is that it's one of the airplanes going through C or D checks...and that Boeing wanted too much money for the paint job on the production line. Just speculation.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Wedgetail737
Posted 2009-01-03 20:10:31 and read 8709 times.



Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 4):
Love it! Although, I would have had a hard time choosing between Hannah's and runner-up Michael Tarbert's..

Here's the winner:

You'll notice that the actual airplane art will be a little different than the original art.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: ANCsupercub
Posted 2009-01-03 20:32:51 and read 8655 times.

http://media.adn.com/smedia/2009/01/...al.standalone.prod_affiliate.7.jpg Here is a link to the picture of the plane from adn.com. It does look a little different from her original drawing. She did a great job and i can't wait to see it. What are the lists of schools Horizon will be putting on their Q-400's? Any new ones?

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Wedgetail737
Posted 2009-01-03 20:40:35 and read 8639 times.



Quoting ANCsupercub (Reply 15):
What are the lists of schools Horizon will be putting on their Q-400's? Any new ones?

University of Washington
Washington State University
Oregon State University
University of Oregon
Boise State University

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: ANCsupercub
Posted 2009-01-03 20:42:01 and read 8634 times.



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 16):
University of Washington
Washington State University
Oregon State University
University of Oregon
Boise State University

Shoot I was hoping to see Gonzaga on the list... wishful thinking i guess..

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: FlyboyOz
Posted 2009-01-03 20:54:46 and read 8610 times.

Have you got a clear picture/template of a B734? I would like to draw it for myself. If you have it, please email me in my profile. Thanks

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Lexy
Posted 2009-01-03 21:01:19 and read 8587 times.



Quoting F9Animal (Reply 1):
I like it! She put some great thought into it, and I think it will look great on the plane.

Indeed! She should really be proud! That is a great design and great story behind it too. Congrats to her.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Mariner
Posted 2009-01-03 21:08:27 and read 8563 times.



Quoting Kohflot (Reply 5):
Both were great, but I think 9th grader Tesia White's would've been the most unique livery in the sky.

I agree. It reminded me a bit of the Qantas Wunala Dreaming.

I think it would have been an amazing choice.

mariner

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: TN486
Posted 2009-01-03 21:10:21 and read 8563 times.

This will be great to see in the flesh. Well done Alaskan, I am sure that competition would have generated a huge amount of interest. Just one suggestion (if it has not been thought of allready) the young lady's name could appear on the ac somewhere, as an artists "signature".
Can one of you a,netters up in that part of the world post when it becomes reality, with some pics.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Hatbutton
Posted 2009-01-03 21:10:57 and read 8563 times.



Quoting ANCsupercub (Reply 17):
Shoot I was hoping to see Gonzaga on the list... wishful thinking i guess..

Don't know if this is true, but I thought I had heard that Gonzaga rejected their logo being on a plane? May be thinking of someone else though.

Quoting Kohflot (Reply 5):
Both were great, but I think 9th grader Tesia White's would've been the most unique livery in the sky.

Yes! I love native art. Although if this one was selected then AS would have 2 fish planes flying around.

I really liked Jamelyn Ebelacker's (12th grade) on the Finalists page. Wish the Big Dipper had made its way onto the winning design like in this one, other than the 50th anniversary logo.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Wedgetail737
Posted 2009-01-03 21:30:00 and read 8541 times.



Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 22):
Wish the Big Dipper had made its way onto the winning design like in this one, other than the 50th anniversary logo.

Sounds like another good idea for AS. Alaska Airlines...keep those unique liveries comin'.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Smcmac32msn
Posted 2009-01-03 21:32:01 and read 8538 times.

I personally like Marvin Lledo's design with the eagle/orca design.

EDIT: Anybody notice the similarities between the winner and the finalist Ellen Groseclose???

[Edited 2009-01-03 21:34:26]

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Kohflot
Posted 2009-01-03 21:33:54 and read 8537 times.

Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 22):
Yes! I love native art. Although if this one was selected then AS would have 2 fish planes flying around.

Somewhere in there is a native design with an eagle.. now *that* would be some serious sweetness.

I think native art on an Alaska jet would be sort of tricky tho. If you use Haida or Tlingit art it could be considered a slight by other tribes.

[Edited 2009-01-03 21:41:55]

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Pilotboi
Posted 2009-01-03 21:38:41 and read 8774 times.

Looks great! I can't imagine how it would be to have an airplane flying out there with you're design on it!

That page has a typo or something though. Every place says she's in 11th grade, except for the plaque-type image at the bottom where it says grade 12th. Good job web designers  Wink

And I like how they noted below the image of what it will actually look like:

Quote:
*Some changes to Hannah′s original design were necessary for its application to the airplane. Those changes include the addition of the Alaska Airlines signature and the change from a colored nose and engines to white due to better readability and maintenance upkeep. Other additions include the U.S. flag and an emblem celebrating the 50th anniversary of statehood.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: NWADC9
Posted 2009-01-03 21:42:06 and read 9000 times.



Quoting ANCsupercub (Reply 15):
http://media.adn.com/smedia/2009/01/...al.standalone.prod_affiliate.7.jpg Here is a link to the picture of the plane from adn.com. It does look a little different from her original drawing. She did a great job and i can't wait to see it.

I figured they'd have the drawing directly transferred to the plane, like these two:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Matthias Bindseil
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Watt

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Dazed767
Posted 2009-01-03 21:47:39 and read 8789 times.

Wow that's going to look sharp. 2nd, 7th and 12th grade runner ups weren't too bad either.

8th grade finalist with the waterfall....pretty amazing.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: JetBlueAUS
Posted 2009-01-03 22:00:49 and read 8734 times.

A wonderful design, it will looking great on Alaska's 734's!  Smile

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: JetBlueAUS
Posted 2009-01-03 22:01:12 and read 8730 times.

A wonderful design, it will looking great on Alaska's 734's!  Smile

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Hatbutton
Posted 2009-01-03 22:40:00 and read 8671 times.



Quoting Kohflot (Reply 25):
I think native art on an Alaska jet would be sort of tricky tho. If you use Haida or Tlingit art it could be considered a slight by other tribes.

Yeah I never thought about it but that makes a lot of sense.

Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 26):
Looks great! I can't imagine how it would be to have an airplane flying out there with you're design on it!

Yes that would be a really amazing feeling. Especially if you're the parents. I can imagine a scene at work where one person is showing another their kids drawings and then the parent of that girl goes..."Oh that's what you're kid drew? My kid has a plane." Would be hilarious.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: ANCsupercub
Posted 2009-01-03 23:51:27 and read 8594 times.



Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 22):
Don't know if this is true, but I thought I had heard that Gonzaga rejected their logo being on a plane? May be thinking of someone else though.

Could've been I don't know. Maybe they just aren't a large enough school.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: HawaiianA330
Posted 2009-01-04 00:00:15 and read 8585 times.

I think that her design looks terrific and I hope to get a chance to see it in person soon! Off topic but, we here in Hawaii will also be celebrating 50 years of statehood this coming August and HA will be celebrating 80 years of service....maybe a HA special livery for statehood and a retro jet scheme in the works too?  Smile Oh well, one can only dream....

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Shanxz
Posted 2009-01-04 00:02:07 and read 8623 times.

This is a commendable effort by Alaska Air. Involving the community - especially the youth - gives them a sense of ownership in the brand. It makes the airline so much more personable than a faceless corporation. And the fact that this design will remain on the plane for four years. The amount of positive buzz and feelings such efforts create should help Alaska Air garner some more loyal customers.

Just thought I'd share a couple of other good examples of airlines who've involved their communities in co-creation of corporate assets - Southwest Airlines blog competition and the Singapore Airlines London A380 design competition.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Pilotboi
Posted 2009-01-04 03:32:46 and read 8411 times.



Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 28):
8th grade finalist with the waterfall....pretty amazing.

That one's trippy! An illusion. I like it!

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Itsasmallworld
Posted 2009-01-04 10:14:50 and read 6653 times.



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 12):
Why is this going to go on a -400? Why not an -800?

I love the design! I cant wait to see it in person!

The -800 doesn't fly intra-Alaska flights much or at all. So if it were painted on the -800, most of the state would never have it visit their city. Mainly the East coast & Hawaii would get to see it.

Plus, the -400's make more landings in a day (since they fly shorter flights.) So it increases the audience regardless of the state.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Aloha717200
Posted 2009-01-04 11:01:14 and read 6371 times.

The one submitted by Jamelyn Ebelacker in the second half of the "finalists" is really nice looking as well.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Wedgetail737
Posted 2009-01-04 12:23:24 and read 5980 times.



Quoting Itsasmallworld (Reply 36):
The -800 doesn't fly intra-Alaska flights much or at all. So if it were painted on the -800, most of the state would never have it visit their city. Mainly the East coast & Hawaii would get to see it.

Plus, the -400's make more landings in a day (since they fly shorter flights.) So it increases the audience regardless of the state.

Most of the -400's stay along the west coast corridor stretching from Alaska to Mexico. Occasionally, the -400's make it to DFW, ORD, DEN and maybe MSP.

I agree that the -400 is pretty much the backbone of the services between the Mainland USA and Alaska, as well as intra-Alaska.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Lovetojetblue
Posted 2009-01-04 12:35:04 and read 5903 times.

I like the HS freshman and the HS senior. The 12th grader's submission had an amazingly real representation of the AS logo

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: KaiGywer
Posted 2009-01-04 13:04:19 and read 5801 times.



Quoting ANCsupercub (Reply 15):
Here is a link to the picture of the plane from adn.com. It does look a little different from her original drawing.

Mostly just the lack of pink. I wonder though, if the flip flop of bear/ferry with canoe/whale was intentional.

Drawing:
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/future787pilot/untitled-3.jpg

Rendering on plane:
http://www.painttheplane.com/assets/images/render.jpg

I think it's cool how the eyes of the sled dog are the cockpit windows

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2009-01-04 13:17:03 and read 5735 times.

Quoting ANCsupercub (Reply 17):

Shoot I was hoping to see Gonzaga on the list... wishful thinking i guess..

Someone needs to do a Pac10 series. I wanna see Stanford's colors on a plane.   

Anyway, the AK plane looks fantastic. They should do a contest for kids only grade 5 and below, though, just to keep it fair.

Does anyone know how such a complicated livery is applied to an A/C and how long it will take?

[Edited 2009-01-04 13:22:45]

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Spirtofalaska
Posted 2009-01-04 14:08:46 and read 5604 times.

a few people asked why it says 11th grade and then 12th in other pages. well if memory serves me right, they started this contest during the last school year, which would of made Hannah a 11th grader, and now, she is a 12th grader.

i could be very wrong, but i remember my little brother bringing home the paper to do this sometime last year, i want to say around march...

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Hatbutton
Posted 2009-01-04 14:14:54 and read 5595 times.



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 41):

Does anyone know how such a complicated livery is applied to an A/C and how long it will take?

I don't know if this will be nearly as complicated as the Salmon-Thirty-Salmon plane and that one took 30 painters 24 days to finish. I think the Disney themed planes took half that time? So this one will probably be on par with the Disney planes.

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 12):
Why is this going to go on a -400? Why not an -800?

Could it also have to do with the fact that the -400 is smaller and has less surface area so the paint is cheaper than the -800? Other than that, I agree that the -400s make more west coast trips and spend more time in the state of Alaska which is where AS's bread and butter is. Sending an Alaska plane to Orlando wouldn't really register with folks down there as much as it will on the west coast and Alaska.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Wedgetail737
Posted 2009-01-04 14:53:46 and read 5542 times.



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 41):
I wanna see Stanford's colors on a plane.

I doubt that will ever happen. AS will do University of California and California State University colors before then. In addition, I think it would be more likely that QX would do additional Northwest colleges before any California ones.

Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 43):
Sending an Alaska plane to Orlando wouldn't really register with folks down there as much as it will on the west coast and Alaska.

It would just be more popular to the airline enthusiasts.

Topic: RE: Alaska's Paint The Plane Contest
Username: Pilotboi
Posted 2009-01-04 16:27:07 and read 5461 times.



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 40):
Mostly just the lack of pink. I wonder though, if the flip flop of bear/ferry with canoe/whale was intentional.

I didn't even notice that till you said so. Interesting.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 40):
I think it's cool how the eyes of the sled dog are the cockpit windows

Didn't notice that either. Looks awesome!


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