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Skywriting by The Olivers

Skywriting is a highly effective way to get YOUR MESSAGE in front of thousands of people at one time. The folks at the Plane Flying Company can write almost anything almost anywhere - over your city, a stadium, an arena, a special event, the lake... you get the idea. The only requirement is suitable weather.

DEFINITION: Skywriting is an aviation technique created by vaporizing fluid in the plane’s exhaust system, while maneuvering the plane to form letters or symbols in the sky.

DIMENSIONS: Each letter is about one mile long and two miles above the ground, and the average seven-letter message is written across a five-mile slate of sky.

VISIBILITY: On a clear day, each letter can be seen for up to 30 miles in any direction from the ground. That’s 2,826 square miles for each message written. As the wind drifts the skywritten words, even more people see them!

ALTITUDE: Typically, skywriting is performed at altitudes between 10,000 and 13,000 feet.

WEATHER: Ideal conditions are clear, blue skies and smooth air.

EXECUTION: Each five-letter word takes ten minutes of carefully choreographed flying that typically includes some 20 different, precisely-timed turns and 15 different bursts of skywriting fluid. It usually requires one hour to complete a skywriting flight, from take-off to landing.

SKYWRITING FLUID: An EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) approved, paraffin-based fluid is vaporized in the 1,500 degree heat of the SkyDancer’s engine exhaust.

SKYWRITING TEAM: Skywriting Pilot: Suzanne Asbury-Oliver
Airshow Pilot: Steve Oliver

Likely the most experienced skywriter in the world today, Suzanne resurrects the nearly lost art of skywriting, scripting mile-long letters two miles up in the sky. Flying the Oregon Aero® SkyDancer, her messages bring unparalleled attention to local airshows, ballgames and other outdoor events.

Contact the Olivers at 303-478-4853 for more information.