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Boldly painted plane draws big crowd at EAA

OSHKOSH (WAOW) -- At this year's EAA Airventure a boldly painted plane drew quite a crowd.

It's a Kodiak seaplane, airbrushed to look like a tiger in water.  It flew into Oshkosh for the first time this year.  It's owned by Steve Appleton of Boise, Idaho.

He says it took hundreds of hours to airbrush the design.

Appleton says, "I want to fly this airplane around the world because it can land both on land and on water.  It's just a great plane for that and I thought it would be cool to land on water but I want to be on a lot of parts of the world where you might have some of these animals.  So, I thought it would be great to combine the two and put them together."

The plane was completed just days before the Airventure gates opened.  It's take-off from Whittman Field was just the sixth time it's ever flown.

Online Reporter:  Cami Mountain

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