August 31, 2010

A Bank Holiday Blow

The gales had the better of us this August Bank Holiday weekend but at least we managed to see the two marriage proposals flying; one being very much a 'touch and go' affair with a happy ending for both couples.

With winds gusting as high as 40 mph at times, the conditions were far in excess of what was needed to fly the larger sheet and display banners and its always best for clients to remember that we have safety and performance limits to follow.

One more consideration for clients is that once an aircraft is en-route with a banner, it's simply not possible to call and ask it to hold-off for another half an hour because of a delay on the ground. There is no air to ground communications with the pilot beyond the air traffic control unit he is working at the time and we can only work to the schedule we have been supplied with; being unable to accommodate last minute changes once airborne.

August 25, 2010

Here and Now Flies over Henley Festival

A video clip of the 'Here and Now' tour banner arriving back at Brimpton airfield  from the Henley "80's Rewind" festival on Saturday:

August 22, 2010

A Busy Day at 'V'

Three flights over two music festivals made for a busy day for Airads on Saturday, made more challenging by strong winds and low cloud.

Amazingly in quite adverse conditions, we managed to have all three banners flying but two flights had to be cut short because of the high winds which made handling the aircraft, towing full size banners, very awkward indeed.

You can see the Nandos giant banner in the photograph (1000 sq feet) and we also did a little 'ambush marketing' for as well as another giant banner promoting 'Here & Now' over the Henley 80's revival.

It's worth noting for clients that we will always do our best to fly if the conditions allow but if these are right on the edge  and we do fly, the overall results may not be as good as one might expect in perfect conditions.

August 19, 2010

Congratulations Harpal and Sunnie

Another special  message at Leeds castle in Kent this afternoon, to add to Airads unbroken record of success in flying marriage proposals.

Today, Harpal proposed to Sunnie, having driven her all the way from Coventry for the perfect romantic afternoon at the famous Kent beauty spot.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

August 4, 2010

Airads to Fly at the Henley 80s Rewind

With the festival season in full swing, Airads is to fly a banner at the Henley 'Rewind' 80's revival on 21st August.

In between, we've several more weddings and marriage proposals to complete and special congratulations go to Gurpinder and Nikki after she said 'Yes' at Fairlop Water in Essex on Sunday.

Coming-up, Simon will 'pop the question' to Samantha at the end of Brighton pier at 2pm on Friday afternoon followed by John and Allison at Leeds castle in Kent on Sunday!