View Full Version : Brian needs a Logo!

06-01-2007, 04:26 PM
I am really blown away by the great resources you have available for everyone no matter what stage they are in the game!

After helping start and run a very successful tree company here in Charleston, I am off and running to bring up to speed my own dream of having my own landscape company.

I am passionate about flying( i am a pilot) and green care both. I am looking for a simple, clean, upscale looking logo for "Pilot Turf and Tree"

I plan to have a printer utilize the many flyer and door hanger templates and even vehicle graphics Etc

Any help or suggestions or prototype design ideas would be awesome free or not.

06-01-2007, 05:01 PM
Hi Brian!

Welcome to our forum! How fascinating! Do you have any pictures of your planes or flying?

What made you get out of the tree business and into this new business?

06-02-2007, 07:57 PM
I have plenty of pictures from over the years of various planes I have flown and have been flown in by others. I fly single engine Cessna products a Cessna 172 or a 150 mostly.

I went into the Air Force directly from High School. I got out in 2001. I worked with a one man operation during the summer weekends mostly in and around Canton, Michigan a very large bedroom community. I have always had a dream of doing a large scale operation of my own. I helped my friend from my truck and his climbing equipment and a rented chipper when I got out in 2001. Just to pay the bills. Now, my friend and roomate has the most prestigious and growing outfit in the area. I have recently worked as a ground crew member for his crew upon de-mobilization from my most recent service from 2003-2005 in the Air Force Reserve. He gave me the job to help me along in transition. I have recetly worked on the sales team, while holding a night job as a contractor on the Air Force base.

Now the time has come for my own hard work and sacrafice. I am divorced unfourtunatly and am in a position where I can build my dream under the umbrella of an already established company of friends and family. I just want to go it alone, but with help and guidance.

Anyways, I have the print shop waiting to tweak an awesome flyer thanks to you guys. I am looking for a Logo and soon!

Check out Arborscape Tree Preservation and our commercial at
www. arborscape1.com

06-02-2007, 08:13 PM
Brian can you post some pics? We'd all love to see them! I don't think we have any pilots here.

I'd love to see your flyer design too.

06-02-2007, 08:42 PM
Here is an idea for you.

06-03-2007, 09:27 PM
That is an awesome Logo for doing it "on the fly" Lol

I will post some pics soon, I have alot on myspace and facebook.

You guys rock! Thank You whomever you are! Any more Ideas? How could I get a copy to use for print?

I am thinking of getting a safari shir with epaluts on the shoulder like the ones Cabela's wear at thier stores. I would like to embroider my name and Logo and wear Pilot's Rank insignia on my shoulders!

I have a 1995 Jeep Cherokee Country in Green with Silver trim, pulling an open 6x12 landscape trailer. I am looking at maybe getting vinyal graphics for the windows next year if all goes well! Of course signs on the trailer! Then upgrading to a box truck with graphics when I grow!

Thanks Guys! I am looking forward to showing you some completed flyer work. I also have a very professional carbon copy contract that I am going to tweak. I snagged it from my competition. It blows all the other contracts posted away!
I will share it for all to see sometime!

06-04-2007, 02:32 PM
I think I found you on myspace and sent you a friend request.

Also, contact Tony at amw-graphics.com if you need sign assistance. Here is the logo in vector based pdf format. I hope you can use it.

I am looking forwards to seeing some of your pics!

06-04-2007, 10:00 PM

Here is one Picture of me flying a 2000 Millenium Edition Cessna Skyhawk to visit Family In Jacksonville. 180HP, Fixed Pitch Prop Fuel Injected Horizontally Opposed 4 Clynder, Leather Seats, 2 axis Auto-Pilot and Colr Moving Map GPS!

Thats What Motivates me to Go into Business for myself! It rents for $120/HR or I could buy one for around $120,000 used! I want to live the Lifestyle, So gotta have the bucks and the Freedom!

06-04-2007, 10:05 PM
Flying a CLassic 1973 cessna 150. I helped semi restore it this summer. Its fun to fly around the Lake and drop in on friends fishing or go doodle around. Its simple, safe and fun. 100HP Continental O-100 Made since the early 40's, Magneto Ignition, Carburated. I Soloed in this plane almost 7 years ago!

06-04-2007, 10:11 PM
More of the Cessna 150, MY friend did some great Formation Flying and took these aerial pics of me while flying his Piper Arrow.

06-05-2007, 12:01 PM
Brian those are all great pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us.

What is your dream plane? and what makes it so ideal?

06-07-2007, 12:50 PM
Her is another one of many, from several years ago. Its a Pilatus PC-12, Got to sit Right seat on a short flight to Atlanta and back!

06-07-2007, 12:52 PM
Taxing my friends 1946 Piper cub to the fuel farm to "fill er' up" before we go on a quick jaunt around the country side @ about 500ft

06-07-2007, 12:56 PM
Flying "right seat" or as aco-pilot in the Medical University of South Carolina's King Air 90
It helps when you know the chief pilot! lol

06-07-2007, 12:58 PM
My million dollar smile, after my first ever aerobatic ride in none other than a classic Stearman bi-plane, piloted by my friend Marvin up in Sparta, ILL

06-07-2007, 01:02 PM
Here is one of my favorites! Look closely and you can see the pulled down window shades of an airliner. Thats because I was sitting at the conference table of NBC's Boeing 737 BBJ. It had two bedroom suites, a master bath a galley and a guest bathroom, along with some couches and chairs in the lounge!
an Air Force buddys, buddy is chief pilot and asked if we would like a tour!http://photos-870.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v56/110/56/512038870/n512038870_10380_9214.jpg

06-07-2007, 06:49 PM
Those are fantastic! You really have some great connections in the air plane world!

I always loved the classic paint scheme of the piper cub. Wouldn't it be wild if someone painted another plane in that paint scheme?

How was it in the aerobatic plane? Did you fly inverted? Do loops? That must be a blast!

06-07-2007, 07:29 PM
Yeah, it is amazing for myself to look back on some memories of places and events I have had. Many of my frinds know me as an all around aircraft/aviation enthusiast. I have invested so much of my time in building relationships within the aviation community , I alomost got burnt out.
Many times I have had opportunitty becuase I was in the right place and time. I asked lots of questions and genuinly showed my enthusiasim.
I dont fly so much anymore because it is not a priority. I am busy re-directing my energy towards becoming business savy and working. I cant sleep sometimes because I am busy in my head thinking about how I am going to get my truck in shape, getting my Logo and flyer together, getting insurance, a commercial mower etc.
I know in my heart, if I apply one tenth of the energy I applied towards chasing my aviation adventures, then I will for sure be sucessful.
Right now I am at work on the Air Base. I work as a contractor for the C-17 Program. Tonight we dont have an aircraft in the hanger, So I am trying not to go insanely bored.

Yeah I really love the Piper Cub's paint scheme! Its so hard to nail down the perfect airplane or dream plane. They all have thier unique appeal, as to form and funtion.

There are two companys making FAA certified production Piper Cub's, only a differnt name. Cub crafters makes the "sport cub" and American Legend Aircraft makes a carbon copy. They are sell for close to or over 100K.

I personally would rather have a classic cub pay maybe 35K for a decent one, put a new engine in it 9K, put new hardware in and you have a charming undisputed classic!

"one day", I want to have a super cub on floats just for fun days, a Cirrus SR-22 or a Mooney ovation2 for traveling and have a Robinson R-44 to tool around in for growing my already huge lawn care empire! lol....maybe one day!

06-07-2007, 08:24 PM
I just had to look up which was the c-17. WOW that is a huge one. Have you ever flown one of those? Or flown in one? What an amazing piece of machinery!


06-08-2007, 04:19 PM
Yeah,I have all but to actually fly one. Flying them is actually not eventful. There are a lot of systems to manage, but its pretty modern. They have heading, altitude and airspeed bugs across the front "dash" of instrument panel eyebrow. The systems are very modern and dont require a flight engineer, just two pilots and a Loadmaster. I have thrown a frisbee to and fro in an empty cargo compartment, slept on the floor in a sleeping bag, sat up in the flight deck in jump seats and have landed in 3,000ft desert airstrips and unloaded all sorts of equipment not knowing where I was!
I have many pictures from over the years, many are not digital. I have traveled Most Notably to Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Antartica and Alaska aboard these fine aircraft.
They are pretty routine for me to be around. They are bigger than a C-130, smaller than a C-5. I am proud of the mission we undertake. Although I am now a civilian, I play an important part in the process at "Team Charleston". Everyday we send mission out for everything from troop transport, to humantitarian aid, to troop resupply and troop insertment. we are the Top choice for Army commanders in the field and mission planners from all sorts of agencys.
infact no less than 3 C-17s are assigned to presidential support when the president flys on Air Force one, we bring his equipment!
My most favorite flight was sitting up in the flight deck as a maintenance crew member, flying from Southern Germany, we flew into the south of France, over the Swiss Alps over Geniva, back into France, over the Medetreanean Sea and landed in an italian Island, part of Cicly. we picked up some maintenance troops that were there for staging other aircraft thru the area.
Anyways, gotta roll. I have soem pictures and a video clip of us towing out of the hangar on my PC at home. I will see if I cant upload them sometime! Glad to know your interested!http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

06-08-2007, 07:10 PM
Oh I'd love to see them!