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AirSign Aerial Advertising’s Super Bowl Surge

You know the saying, “Go big or go home”? Well, that saying is true when is comes to advertising for your company. In today’s advertising world, there are several different ways you can go about it. There’s only ONE way that soars above the others — Aerial Advertising. This is where AirSign Aerial Advertising comes into play.

Imagine seeing the name of your company written out in the big sky above you. Or, your company’s logo. The size of these letters in the sky are outstanding! It is like turning a skyscraper on it’s side and placing it in the sky! We now have a Skywriting option that is performed by five airplanes flying in formation puffing out smoke at the exact right time to form the letters of each word. Imagine this being done at the Super Bowl over the heads of thousands of people. Do you want attention drawn to your company? If the answer is “Yes”, this is the way to go! Now, stop imagining and do something to make this imagination come to life.

Another option for you, which is also huge, is the traditional Aerial Banners. These are high-resolution printed banners that are pulled behind a single plane. AirSign Aerial Advertising will do all the work needed to produce these giant banners. We can tow these banners right over the stadium and draw the attention of all those in the stands. These banners can not be missed. AirSign Aerial Advertising can print your company’s logo on the banner along with any messages in which the company would like to portray.

We can also do smaller banners like the Logo Boards with a Text Banner following or a single Letter Banner. We can advertise for all sizes of company’s. Maybe you’re just starting your own business and you need to do some advertising. You can’t get any better then Aerial Advertising. Maybe you want to propose to your girlfriend at the Super Bowl, wish a loved one “Happy Birthday” or announce your tailgate party. Whatever it is you want to advertise, the team here at AirSign Aerial Advertising wants to help you. We provide the best customer service you will find in Aerial Advertising.

This year, the Super Bowl is being held at the Dallas Cowboy’s Stadium in Arlington, Texas on February 6th. AirSign Aerial Advertising is already going to be there so is all you have to do is give us a call or send us an e-mail. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Call or e-mail soon to guarantee your spot!

Watch AirSign Aerial Advertising at Work With Walt Disney World Entertainment

We now have a great video here of the Disney Dream welcome home celebration. AirSign Aerial Advertising met the quality standards in which Walt Disney World Entertainment had to pull off this great welcome. Please enjoy the video!


She’s a beauty, isn’t she?

Banner Towing In Plain English

Banner towing is a form of advertising or broadcasting a message over a targeted crowd of people gathered in such places as a sporting arena or on a beach. Some take advantage of multitudes waiting in rush hour traffic by flying their ad over the cars.

The banners could be short or as long as a hundred feet or more. It could have two lines of writing, one line of large writing, or a message with a logo. It could even involve a billboard with a banner towed behind it. The purpose of banner towing is to get a concise message to a large cross section of the population for a minimum of cost.

What Is An Airplane Banner?

An airplane banner is a long strip of material about seven feet tall and as long as a hundred feet. A message is written on the banner. It may invite people to a new restaurant, or tell of a local service or a special sale.

The airplane takes off and then passes over the field containing the banner. A tow hook catches the banner and pulls it into the air. The airplane banner is then flown over a large gather of people so they can read it as they watch a sporting event, sit on the beach, or wait in traffic. It often makes multiple passes over the crowd so that they can’t miss reading the message.

How We Fly An Airplane Banner

Have you ever been at a large gathering somewhere, like a sporting event or a beach, and seen an airplane fly by pulling an announcement or an advertisement of some type? These ads or messages are called airplane banners, and have proven to be an effective way to get a message out to a large group quickly.

So how do we get such a huge banner into the sky? If the banner were attached to the plane before it took off, this would cause two problems. First, the banner would drag across the runway and get damaged. Second, The drag of the huge banner would make it more difficult to get off the ground and this means the banner would drag even longer.

Getting the airplane banner into the sky takes a great deal of skill. But the huge success of aerial advertising makes it worth the trouble. First, the airplane takes off with a device called a “grapnel hook” hanging in the window. The other end is attached to the tail of the airplane by either rope or cable.

When the airplane is safely off the ground, the pilot unhooks the device from the window, letting it trail behind the plane. On the ground the banner or billboard is folded up with a lead pole in front. A harness is attached to the lead pole. Then a pick up rope is attached to a loop of rope that is attached between two poles about five or six feet off the ground.

Now the plane circles around and, with the hook dragging below the plane and flying at 80 miles an hour, the pilot heads straight for the two poles. As he reaches them, he throttles the engine and pulls back on the stick, causing the plane to soar upward at a steep angle. The hook snags the loop of rope, which pulls the banner up, off the ground and into the sky. What if he misses? Then he circles around and tries it again.

But how does the banner stay upright and not, like a kite, spiraling in the wind? First, the tail end of heavy billboards or banners has tiny parachutes that catch the wind and keep it straight. Then the bottom has weights that keep that edge closest to the ground. The letters are usually seven feet tall and the banner might be up to fifty letters long. So everything must be planned just right so that the drag is not too great or too little.

When our pilot has completed his mission over the designated area, he will fly the banner back to the drop off place, fly low again, and, release the hook so the banner falls to the ground unharmed. This way it is reusable if that is desired.

All this may seem like a lot of trouble, but the result is worth the effort. Thousands will see the banner, both at the event and on the way to and from it. The message will get out and people will be influenced by the message. But not all aerial advertising is provided equally. Some companies simply take an order and contract it out. Since 1996, AirSign has been leaders in the industry by taking personal care of their customers using the best pilots, sharpest looking planes, and providing accountability for their work through free GPS tracking. Give us a call at (888) 645-3442 and find out what we can do for you!