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Uber's $500 Skywriting Deal is a Little Bit Genius, a Little Bit Crazy

February 13, 2014 at 2:02 PM | by | ()

Professing your love with a message in the sky is a cute gift, but one that comes with an ugly price tag. It's a sure way to attract the attention of social media—remember this proposal over Central Park?—but at the expense of $1,500 to $4,000 per message.

That is, unless you're booking the $500 "UberSky" Valentine's Day Skywriting deal tomorrow.

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Why an LA Comedian Turned $4,000 into a Joke Written in the Sky

May 16, 2013 at 2:54 PM | by | ()

Thank to the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, the world is richer with many realized travel ideas. For example, there was the Capture Clip, aka the travel photographer's best friend, and the Ice Cream Travel Guide, but occasionally Kickstarters aim to have a little fun.

Case in point: LA comedian Kurt Braunohler raised nearly two times what he asked (he needed $4,000 and got $6,820 from 257 backers) in order to hire a skywriting airplane to print the phrase "HOW DO I LAND" in the sky over downtown.

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The Skywriting That Took New York City's Beautiful Day by Storm

May 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM | by | ()

In you case you missed it on our Instagram feed yesterday, a single sentence of skywriting appeared above Manhattan on Sunday afternoon and, in the clear blue sky, spelled out "Christine Hall Will U Marry Me."

Immediately Twitter and Instagram went crazy with news and images of the skywriting, as it could be spotted from as far as Riverside Park on the west side of the Manhattan, to where we stood in Astoria, Queens (cause you know we look up at the sound of any airplane engine). The entire stretch of dot-matrix cloud letters could be best read from the middle of Central Park, where it seems the couple were relaxing on what was, weather-wise, perhaps the nicest New York day yet.

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