Night Time Aerial Advertising
The Sky Sign Light Grid
The sky sign light grid was created by Tom Foster in 1975.
Tom got the sky sign idea that if the Good Year Blimp can fly with a light grid to display advertising messages, he could invent a light grid he could attach to his helicopter and make money. Tom was successful on both.
The light grid is 8x36-feet with 252 BA9 LED lamps and is hard-mounted to the base of the helicopter. The messages are programmed into a laptop computer. The words of the messages can be programmed to flash, scroll or sweep left /right or right/left, and roll up/down or down/up.
We can also program animated elements such as: Budweiser horse-drawn wagon, beating hearts, starbursts, winking eyes, an accelerating car, a flying airplane, dancing stick figures and more.
The grid is flown 1,000-feet above the ground. At this altitude, the message is visible and readable within a 3/16-mile radius of a semi-circle. The estimated maximum capacity of the area of the semi-circle is 50,700 people.
Every mile the helicopter flies, the estimated maximum capacity of the extended halo of the semi-circle is 202,790 people.
SkySign Advertising, Benefits & Features
SkySign Advertising events and promotion on the sky sign is an affordable ‘base of antenna’ media source. A Sky Sign campaign gives you something no other advertising media can do.
You tell us your message
You tell us when to display your message
You tell us where to display your message
Versatility, Flexibility and Adaptability
Flexibility to change your message
Adaptability to events that alter the original concept of your on-going promotional campaigns
Display messages in foreign languages
People come from all over northern California to attend local Bay Area events such as fairs, amusement parks, grand openings, or wherever people congregate. Franchises and chain businesses can all benefit from a sky sign to reach their target audiences.
It is Spectacular
Your sky sign message is always a front-page advertisement.
Unlike radio or TV, your sky sign message cannot be turned off.
Your sky sign message becomes a head-turning, top of mind, word-for-word recall form of advertising, which people find highly entertaining as well as memorable.
Your sky sign message will not have to compete for attention against hundreds of other messages.
You get all of this and more for the lowest cost-per-million in the industry without additional charges.