SILENT AUCTION ADVENTURE
TAKE A FLIGHT IN THE GREENPEACE AIRSHIP
Bid for a ride in the Greenpeace Airship! Somewhere between a blimp and a hot air balloon, Greenpeace thermal airship, named A.E. Bates, is one of four vessels of its kind in the United States and one of only 60 in the world.
The A.E. Bates Thermal Airship has been owned and flown by Greenpeace since 2010. It is named in honor of the late Mr. A.E. Bates, who gave over 25,000 hours of volunteer service to the organization over a span of 17 years before his passing in 2008.
The unique and airborne nature of our airship and its ability to display banners that can be changed to represent specific campaigns allow us to communicate large visual messaging in spectacular fashion. Over the years, Greenpeace has used it to draw attention to issues ranging from the problems of overfishing in the Bering Sea to the impacts of global warming in Glacier National Park.
Greenpeace will work with the winning bidder to schedule a flight time at an appropriate place in the greater Bay Area. It is, of course, weather dependent, so please bid generously on this once-in-a-lifetime experience with a bit of scheduling flexibility in mind.
Donated by: Greenpeace
Bidding starts at: $900