73rd International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

Scholarship Fund Silent Auction

73rd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 17-21, 2014
Renaissance Long Beach
Long Beach, California

2014 SAWE Scholarship Fund Silent Auction 

Goodyear Blimp Flight Certificate Auction

A Goodyear Blimp Flight Certificate for (2) passengers, valid at either Carson, CA or Pompano Beach, FL location is being auctioned to support the SAWE/Frank Fong Memorial Scholarship Fund at the SAWE International Conference in Long Beach. 

Minimum Advance Bid of $1,000 for Goodyear Blimp Flight Certificate for two.

Note that Goodyear Blimp Flight Certificates are very much in-demand and when offered at charity auction, typically fetch $3,500 on average with $24,500 being the all time high.

Advance bidders need not be present to bid on this “once in a lifetime” chance to ride on a blimp. Advance bids will only be accepted until 3:00 PM PDT, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The highest advance bid accepted by 3:00 PM will be listed as the current high bid at the 5:00 PM start of the Silent Auction, that same day, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach. Bidders in attendance at the Silent Auction will have an opportunity to submit higher bids on the Blimp Flight plus also bid on a variety of other unique items to be on display in the 2nd Floor Foyer between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Please contact Ian Mac Neil, Silent Auction Chairman, by 3:00 PM PDT, Wednesday, May 21, 2014 to place an advance bid on the Goodyear Blimp Flight Certificate for two.  Click here to submit a bid online.

  • The certificate is valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • As yet don't have information about availability of specific dates. Blimp Flight rides are subject to availability, e.g. if there is a specific sports event going on, the blimp may be in service covering that event subject to contractual obligations of Goodyear and various TV networks - it is the responsibility of the certificate owner to contact Goodyear and make a reservation for their flight.
  • The flight is guaranteed for 30 minutes but typically lasts an hour. The pilot determines the route, but it generally is from the base to the port area in Long Beach, or along the coastline for example.
  • The certificate may also be redeemed at the Pompano Beach base in Florida, subject to availability.


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