The logo is essential for our website, and we plan to translate this work into an app button (the winner of this contest will most likely be selected for a 1-on-1 to help with that).
As our company ads different aircraft types in the future, we will create unique app buttons representing those planes. The website design will come later via 99 Designs as well.
Please see the photo attached for an idea of what the small Cessna 172 airplane looks like. It is desirable that the likeness of the plane be somehow incorporated into the logo - and it's okay if the Cessna 172 image/graphic is also put to use as the app button in some way.
A super cool photo image could work as well in the logo/button. Check out the Pilatus PC-12 app button included below, for example. I like the Pilatus design for: a) cool shot of the plane (we could use similar artistic rendering for the Cessna 172); b) easily identifiable airplane type. (Note: I'm NOT interested nor suggesting any other aspect of their button design such as text/etc for use in our project!)
Current Cessna 172 apps (there's not many) include blue and red colors, so it's okay to stay away from those colors (but not mandatory). See recent message.
Our app is totally unique, in that it uses audio to help users. I included the Umano logo (an app which also uses audio/reading) because I like the use of the curved lines to communicate the audio aspect. Maybe we can do something like this as well? (Just as an idea).
Finally, have fun - and I look forward to answering any questions you may have!