All pilots have a favorite airplane. Randy Sill from Indianapolis has a passion for Titan Tornados and he’s proven it many times over.”I have built six of these,” he said when General Aviation News caught up with him at Sun ‘n Fun.
The aircraft is a Titan Tornado S. “The S stands for stretch,” he said. “These aircraft fly so amazingly well, like little jet fighters, so I like to put a little bit of flare into the paint scheme. This one is Tony the Tiger. It is painted H2 Hummer yellow and has black vinyl graphics so it looks like a Bengal tiger.”
When Sills lands, he and the Tornado get swarmed. He’s used to it, he says, noting the tiger scheme isn’t the first time he’s had an eye-catching design. “Other paint schemes include a psychedelic paint job that got the name Fruit Loops because it had all the colors of the cereal and another one called Captain America because it was red, white and blue with flowing color,” he said.
The tiger is not the last aircraft for Sills. “I am building a Titan T-51 3/4-scale Mustang,” he said. “It will probably have a crazy paint scheme too.” h
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