Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's a bird, it's a's a zeppelin

Have you ever imagined floating high in the air, getting a bird’s eye view and seeing as far as the eye can see? What if I told you the Indiana State Fair is giving away a chance for one lucky winner to take a flight of a lifetime? On Aug. 10, we will do just that.

The Farmers Airship, the world’s largest airship and one of only two Zeppelins in the world, is coming to Indy Aug. 8 and will fly over the State Fair a few different times during its week-long stay in town. It’s all part of the Farmers Airship Covering Communities Tour, which is a six-month journey taking the world’s largest airship across the U.S. and back.

The airship will be offering public “flightseeing” tours departing from the Indianapolis Regional Airport (formerly called Mt. Comfort) in Greenfield for $375/person. However, one lucky Twitter follower of the Indiana State Fair will win a free flight for himself and a friend. To enter, you must be following the fair on Twitter at @Indystatefair and then re-Tweet the following message:

“Want to float over @Indystatefair on the world’s largest airship? RT for a chance to win.”

At noon on Wednesday, Aug. 10, we will draw one winner who will get two seats for a flight on Friday, Aug. 12. These restrictions apply:

  • You must be at least 18 years old and weigh less than 300 pounds
  • You must be able to walk and climb stairs unassisted
  • You must supply your name, email address and weight as well as the weight of the person who will accompany you on your flight

These two seats will be good ONLY on Friday, Aug. 12. You must arrive at the airport in Greenfield promptly at 4 p.m. and your flight will last from 5 – 5:45 p.m. Flight is subject to changes in weather. Any cancellations or reschedules must be worked out with the Airship company.

LinkThis is the only commercial passenger airship in the United States, so very few people will ever get to have this experience. And how cool would it be to actually hover over the Great Indiana State Fair in full swing?! If you want to track the airship online, check it out at

By the way, if you win the tickets, will you take me?

Good luck!

Submitted by: Julie Woodward

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