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Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air  
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13031 posts, RR: 12
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12567 times:

http://www.eitb24.com/new/en/B24_532...square-foot-ad-on-Gatwick-Airports

Apparently an advertiser created a 100,000 sq. ft. on the ground featuring a female pole dancer near LGW only really visable to passangers in the air on flights near the airport. Of course there has been protests for it's removal. Apparently similar sexy ads have been done before and also had to be removed. Why do such a thing, except for the free publicity the advertiser gets in the protests.

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User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5119 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12547 times:

Haha, I think it's cool! Arriving at an airport being met by a nude beauty... wow


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User currently offlineFLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12547 times:

It's just light humor. If it gets some folk smiling and perhaps a giggle it was worth it.


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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5397 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12435 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter):
Why do such a thing, except for the free publicity the advertiser gets in the protests.

Errr ... so far you have people from 3 different countries discussing this .... soon to be many more ... that's why  Wink

It worked.


Jimbo



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12415 times:

Haha, anyone know where abouts this is?


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6684 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12366 times:

Photo here

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1923524.ece



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User currently offlineCaptain.md-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12366 times:

DAMN.................!

I was flying into LGW yesterday but I was too busy flying the ILS to look outside at the fields. Which runway do you have to be operating on in order to see this? Big grin

In my view its a harmless bit of fun, too many people have too much time on their hands and make a life out of complaining.

Lighten up lol



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12380 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12279 times:
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Quote:
A giant silhouette of a naked pole dancer painted on a field beneath Gatwick Airport's flight path is causing a stir in the British countryside.

A pedant asks "Since the female in question is only shown in outline, how is it known she's naked?" scratchchin 



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 11985 times:

Haha, very funny idea!

Though I think some sort of "Welcome to the UK" / "Welcome to Gatwick" or something might be nicer for our foreign visitors...


User currently onlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7383 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 11853 times:

Quoting Captain.md-11 (Reply 6):
Which runway do you have to be operating on in order to see this?

I thought LGW only had one runway?


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 11829 times:

Quote:
Errr ... so far you have people from 3 different countries discussing this .... soon to be many more ... that's why

It worked.

 checkmark 

Proving once again that for some businesses there's no such thing as bad publicity.



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12214 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 11803 times:
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Quoting VV701 (Reply 9):

I thought LGW only had one runway?

Technically it has two  Smile Depends on which way you land.



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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 11461 times:

Can be classified as a safety hazhard....can seriously distract pilots from their job at a critical point just before landing... Big grin

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 11443 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/surrey/6753911.stm

On the BBC now


User currently offlineBWI5OH From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10374 times:

I don't know about any of you, but where I come from, a white OUTLINE of a pole dancer isn't exactly pornographic. Some people need to get a life.  Yeah sure


"It's all fun and games until the cops show up"
User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 9932 times:

Quoting BWI5OH (Reply 14):
I don't know about any of you, but where I come from, a white OUTLINE of a pole dancer isn't exactly pornographic. Some people need to get a life.

No, but you don't go around painting it on schools, post offices or shopping malls either.

I think its pretty funny actually, but I can see why it has to be removed.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineBWI5OH From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 9440 times:

Quoting Richierich (Reply 15):
No, but you don't go around painting it on schools, post offices or shopping malls either.

While I agree that pornography is not appropriate for school children, post offices or malls, I can't grasp the concept of HOW this is considered porn...children see much more (and worse) everyday. Just go to any school, post office or mall and look around you. People are dressed, or lack thereof, in much less and you can see much more than a white silhouette. We all have our opinions of what is considered pornographic and what isn't, it all depends on how we were raised. I agree with you whole-heartedly though...I find this amusing and a good advertising tool also. I guarantee most men who see it will remember the place by name for a long time to come!



"It's all fun and games until the cops show up"
User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 9290 times:

Quoting BWI5OH (Reply 14):

I have to agree. I mean, I saw kids wearing a similar image on t-shirts in high school and very few teachers raised any objections.

Too bad it is close to the runway, if it were some random field I would have to request it as a landmark on my next check ride for a turn around a point.


User currently offlineCupraIbiza From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days ago) and read 9086 times:

Brilliant marketing. Brilliant. They knew it would cause an outcry. Now people all around the world have seen the picture and by extension know of the website (which is quite good by the way


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User currently offlineAirSpare From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days ago) and read 8958 times:

Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 18):
which is quite good

It's all pay to play, but don't open it at work!



Get someone else for your hero worship fetish
User currently offlineTheRonald From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7096 times:

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 7):
A pedant asks "Since the female in question is only shown in outline, how is it known she's naked?"

This is the pivot point of the advertisment; to view the pic you aske yourself 'is she or isn't she?'....Gotta love the Brits on this
 bigthumbsup 



I already have the quilty concious, may as well have the money, too.
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6329 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter):
Why do such a thing, except for the free publicity the advertiser gets in the protests.

Why ask such a question? Big grin



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2074 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4881 times:

Protesting against this ad??  rotfl 

Funny how specially American viewers react. Here in Germany and in the most of the other European countries, you can see topless women (real, not drawings) in TV ads or photos of them on many billboard in the streets.

Axel



Wer nichts weiss muss alles glauben
User currently offlineAirbuster From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

The concept isn't new though, here at AMS whilst on Approach to the 06 you can see a great big ad of the NH hotels, if youre on the righthand side of the acft.


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User currently offlineDash8pilot From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

How do you consider that porn.. it looks like the chalk outline of a dead body..

Anyhow, any pilot distracted by this should of been watching his instruments till DH..


25 VV701 : It is not just Americans as can be seen by reading the various articles linked in this thread. It is us Anglo-Saxons (which includes most British and
26 Motif1 : Do you think it would show up on the satelite maps? How often do they update them? M1
27 QueenofDaSkies : um, 90% of pilots are a bunch of horny guys so I can see them getting distracted. Of course not enough for lives to be at risk. I think this is ridic
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