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Post by brummiedeano » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:59 pm

OK, just throwing this first one into the pot as a discussion point ...

Have we ever considered purchasing\renting advertising balloons\blimps for club events to give visibility of where we are from a distance ... thinking about LR shows etc so people know where we are from afar. Not talking massive blimps, something along the lines of these :

http://www.abcinflatables.co.uk/advertising_blimps.html


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Re: Blimps

Post by Stu » Fri May 04, 2012 7:54 am

We have discussed flags but I like the idea of a blimp!

I used to work for a company who was the market leader in ISDN solutions in the UK. We once did a show at Olympia and had a massive stand which cost about 100,000 overall. Our main competitor in the UK was a three man team and they had a tiny cheap stand at the back of the hall. However their MD was a bright cookie, and he hired a radio controlled airship, that was all branded up. He then spent a good portion of the show flying it over our stand! I thought it was pretty funny. I actually got to know him reasonably well and he a nice guy with a good sense of humour. Our sales director was livid though and eventually got agreement from the organisers that you owned the airspace above your stand as well. All good fun.


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Re: Blimps

Post by brummiedeano » Fri May 04, 2012 8:58 am

a blimp in the shape of a D3 would be v cool :lol:


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Re: Blimps

Post by Stu » Fri May 04, 2012 9:13 am

It would be, although by the time you've bolted stuff I there'd be no chance of it flying. I suspect a custom build blimp would be a tad expensive. I wonder if we could do a deal with Land Rover PR and get a D4 hot air balloon made. They could buy it and we could be the recovery crew (along with free flights for members!) do you think they'd go for that?


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Re: Blimps

Post by brummiedeano » Fri May 04, 2012 9:16 am

well it would certainly be off roading :whistle:


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Re: Blimps

Post by Reggieb » Wed May 09, 2012 9:30 pm

I reckon a Blimp is a great idea Deano...any idea of cost :?:


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Re: Blimps

Post by clement » Wed May 09, 2012 9:35 pm

Just been nosing around to jump on Deano,s blimp sujestion,Try this for starts,

http://www.bargainblimps.co.uk/pages/prices.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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Re: Blimps

Post by Reggieb » Wed May 09, 2012 9:44 pm

There's some nice stuff on that site Mark..... :plane:


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Re: Blimps

Post by PillowSmuggler » Wed May 09, 2012 10:12 pm

I like the blimp idea actually.

Whilst considering inflatables for the club (and no, I'm not going down that path quite yet ;) ) I just saw a day in the life of the police type program, and the SOCOs had a portable inflatable lighthouse to light up the crime scene - looked uber cool! Club must have too?


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Re: Blimps

Post by Stu » Thu May 10, 2012 1:10 am

That would only be useful to Clive though. He's the only one that's sailed his D3 as far as I know. :D


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