Light Flight Hot Air Balloons, Inc. & Barnstormer Aero
Our hot air balloon ride and biplane flight gift certificates are popular items for charity auctions, gift baskets, and door prizes. They are the kind of unique donations that are sought after to generate keen interest and excitement at fund raisers.
We donate support to as many local organizations, both large and small, as we possibly can. Every year we receive nearly three hundred requests for donations; each with its own compelling need. If we could, we would donate to them all. Unfortunately, we are simply unable to do so. The logos on this page represent just a few that we have helped. It is our policy to give to organizations in our immediate community and to widely recognized groups.
After years of having to turn down so many requests, we decided there had to be more we could do to help. There had to be a better way than to just say "no" and "sorry." Then it hit us, there is a way to let everyone have these high value, high demand gifts for their fund raising efforts.
We have developed the consignment certificate idea permitting everyone the benefit of having our hot air balloon and biplane ride certificates to sell or auction off. How does it work?
Your school, sports team, church, fraternal organization, scout troop, or charity can now benefit from this strategy. Here's how:
1. There is no obligation on your part. You do not pay for any ride that you did not sell. The fare is remitted to us only after the ride is auctioned off at the price you set. If the ride could not and is not sold for the required minimum bid, you owe us nothing.
2. The rides are best sold on a "live" auction but can still be used for silent auctions. In a live auction you get the bidding as high as it will go and then offer that price to as many bidders as want it. For example; our 20 minute biplane ride has a price of $145. At a recent auction, the bidding reached $250 for the ride. Three people had been bidding and it was sold to all 3 people. That's $250 x 3 = $750. The difference is yours to keep, so $750 - $435 (our cost to provide the rides) = $315 for you to keep! We have seen bidding double the cost of a ride; making the consignment certificated equivalent to an outright donation.
3. Once you provide us with the information to complete a booking sheet for the successful bidders and remit the fare to us, you have no further involvement. We will assume all responsibility for scheduling, and taking your passengers on their flight.
How to Get Certificates for Your Event
It's simple, use the request form below and we will provide you with a packet. You may telephone us at 410-836-1116 or complete the request form below. We recommend that you get both balloon and biplane certificates to maximize your fund raising efforts. This program works well for both of us; we no longer have to say "we're sorry" as our only alternative, we get some business and good will, and you get to have high value items for your event to help raise funds. You may of course ask to be considered for an outright donation, but please don't ask for a reduction of the fare on a consignment certificate; that is just another donation on our part!
Requirements to meet before requesting a certificate package:
Pitfalls to Avoid after getting a certificate package:
Certificates, brochures, and instructions will be sent to the address provided below. The name of the organization, address, and telephone number will be printed on the back of the certificates. If you only represent the organization, make sure you provide their address and telephone number to avoid having your personal information placed on the certificates. You may provide a separate "ship to" address if you wish.
We wish you great success in your fund raising efforts.
Call 410-836-1116 to get started or to have any questions answered