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Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:24 pm

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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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:26 pm

Haha, I think it's cool! Arriving at an airport being met by a nude beauty... wow
 
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:26 pm

It's just light humor. If it gets some folk smiling and perhaps a giggle it was worth it.
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:44 pm

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.


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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:47 pm

Haha, anyone know where abouts this is?
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:52 pm

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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:53 pm

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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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:09 am

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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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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:29 am

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...
 
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:07 am

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?
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:12 am

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

It worked.

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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:17 am

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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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:12 am

Can be classified as a safety hazhard....can seriously distract pilots from their job at a critical point just before landing... Big grin
 
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:17 am

Where does the time go???
 
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:27 am

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
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:55 am

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.
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:35 am

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!
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:48 am

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.
 
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:06 am

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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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:21 am

Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 18):
which is quite good

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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:52 pm

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
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:49 pm

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
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:18 pm

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.

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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:40 pm

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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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:40 am

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..
 
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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:00 am

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 22):
Funny how specially American viewers react.

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 well over 50 per cent of Americans). And I can see that the reaction of many other societies (including Muslims) would be more acute. It just depends on the society in which you live.

So far nobody has identified exactly where the picture is - left or right of an aircraft on final from the west or the east. Once this is established then the airlines can seat Anglo-Saxons and Muslims and any other offended group on one side and those cultures that find it acceptable on the other.

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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:53 am

Do you think it would show up on the satelite maps?

How often do they update them?


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RE: Sexy Ad Near LGW-visible From Air

Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:59 am

Quoting Dash8pilot (Reply 24):
Anyhow, any pilot distracted by this should of been watching his instruments till DH..

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 ridiculous.
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