The art of Skywriting began with an ex WW1 fighter, the venerable SE5a, saved from the scrapyard.  This is the colourful tale of airborne advertising!

The last of Jack Savage’s SE5a fighters that he used for skywriting, now to be found in London’s Science Museum.


Traditional Skywriting over the EAA Airventure Oshkosh.


A novel marriage proposal on a flying banner.


Images used under a Creative Commons licence with thanks to Alan Wilson, Sky Ads, FutureUApilot and the U.S. Navy.