October 29, 2014

Sherlock Bones

The Sun Story on Toby Terrier
On Saturday, we were part of the search for Toby Terrier;#FINDTOBYTERRIER at Wokingham.

I do hope that someone does the right thing and returns the little fella as the owners are trying so very hard to find him and bring him home.

Update: delighted to hear Toby was found and returned today.

October 24, 2014

Rock and Roll Bride

Excellent! Last summer's special proposal flight at Brighton Pier, from Michael to Gordon, and the gay civil ceremony that followed, features in Rock & Roll Bride.'

Of course we are absolutely delighted for both of them.

October 12, 2014

Becky Said Yes

Congratulations Adam and Becky this afternoon, near Berkhampstead.

The flight was held over because of bad weather yesterday but true love prevailed and the Labrador played a starring role.

July 13, 2014

Worthing Birdman 2014

The weather worked out fine for the annual International Worthing Birdman today and Airads was overhead for a client taking photos of the activity below. Not much sign of flying but rather a lot of large splashes from the end of the pier!

July 1, 2014

A Coach with a View in Oxford

A #CoachWithAView at Oxford this week promoting the Stagecoach bus company's new service. This was from Enstone airfield and the banner was another which is starting to leverage the social media opportunity with Twitter.

Oxford's spires looked fabulous in the bright sunshine.

June 21, 2014

Duckpond FC - Champions of Essex

Duckpond FC Flies with Airads
Out to Harwich this afternoon to find an open-top bus, celebrating DuckPond FC as the 'Champions of Essex.'  I followed the big red bus for a while and took the photos below, while chasing the bus in and out of the traffic.

Nice coverage on the BBC too!

June 1, 2014

Past the End of the Pier

Congratulations Terry and Maria on the first proposal at Brighton pier this year.

Terry conveniently wore an orange shirt, which made the happy couple easier to spot among the crowd below, as you can see from the photos.

May 19, 2014

Wellesbourne Open Day

Airads Over Stratford-upon-Avon
A couple of nice photos taken yesterday over Stratford-upon-Avon by Mike Roberts of Take Flight Aviation, who co-sponsored a banner for Wellesbourne Moutford's open day.

The airfield is another facing the threat of housing development and needs everyone's support.

May 11, 2014

Last Games of the Football Season

Banner over Anfield
It's been a busy day for plane banners, with one over Anfield, a second over Glasgow and the weather over Norfolk, frustrating plans for a third over Norwich.

The two that flew made a considerable public and media impact, proving once again that advertising or sending a message by plane, has a unique and cost-effective appeal, not found elsewhere.

Magners over Glasgow
Pilot's View of Celtic

April 20, 2014

Always Looking Up at Us

Always Looking Up at Us
A controversial flight over Portsmouth's Fratton Park football ground on Saturday, when rival Southampton fans, flew a banner with the message: "ALWAYS LOOKING UP AT US #SFC" over Pompey's game with Bristol Rovers. Portsmouth won 3-2.

Lots of comment on Twitter and the local Daily Echo newspaper carried the story.

Thanks to the glider fraternity at Lee on Solent airfield for helping make it a seamless operation inside their own busy afternoon of flying.

Fratton Park

April 18, 2014

A Tough Act to Follow?

Another Airads Plane Banner?
Old Trafford is certainly a tough act to follow but Easter weekend comes with another challenge and an unexpected surprise over someones' football ground. Not quite as big as Manchester United or Anfield but certain to attract a little attention of its own.

March 30, 2014

Congratulations John and Natalie

At Brimpton airfield this afternoon, under the pretext of visiting to look at a unique Percival Provost aircraft in the hangar, Natalie was surprised by a waiting Airads aircraft, which conveniently flew down the runway, with John's proposal flying behind.

Pictures below and unfortunately the pilot could not share the champagne celebration

March 29, 2014

Paddy Power Fergie 6/1

Eyes were on the skies at Old Trafford waiting for the ‘Moyes Out’ protest fly-past before Manchester United’s game against Aston Villa, but fans weren’t expecting a second banner to go overhead shortly after.

 Manchester United’s Premier League match with Aston Villa was merely two minutes old when the first of two planes appeared over Old Trafford calling for the sacking of manager David Moyes.

 In the build-up to Saturday’s early kick-off, Moyes had simply dismissed the planned flyover – the £840 act funded by angry United fans – and said that it had merely made him more determined to succeed, despite the banner reading “Wrong One – Moyes Out” in a response to the regular “The Chosen One” that remains on show inside the stadium.

But bookmakers Paddy Power had a stroke of genius as they arranged an Airads plane to follow the widely ridiculed fans’ protest, advertising 6/1 odds for Sir Alex Ferguson to return at United boss. The PR stunt reading ‘Fergie back in 6/1 Paddy Power’ is the latest in a string of marketing ploys by the bookies, who last season trolled Chelsea striker Fernando Torres outside Stamford Bridge.

Top Ten Flying Banners in Football.

Group Photo Before Flight

February 22, 2014

Will the Mayor Resign?

The first outing of the season and with a rare window of good weather, it's out to Portsmouth, with a banner asking the mayor to resign over her position on the loss of the historic naval presence in the city.

There's a Twitter hashtag #CEPACTION if you would like to follow the campaign

My thanks to James Kirby for the photo. More on our Facebook page here.