For decades Foy has been helping various productions, small and large, with flying scenic elements that not only compliment the shows but carry an aesthetic and technical value that's sure to be a crowd pleaser! Click on any of the links below for more information on a few of our most popular flying objects.
"…the balloon is ready for flight and in that conveyance, my dear Dorothy, you and I will return to the land of E Pluribus Unum!"
Foy's balloon basket for The Wizard of Oz is designed to be something of an illusion, much like the Wizard himself. When viewed from the front, it appears to be a full-size balloon basket, but the side view reveals a minimized upstage/downstage dimension.
The basket's slim profile allows maximum lift for the effect, while preventing unwanted entanglements with rigging and electrics positioned upstage and downstage of the balloon basket in a full hanging plot.
A fully dimensional square balloon basket is available for use in venues with unrestricted overhead rigging space.
The Wizard's Balloon Basket
“It's always best to start at the beginning – and all you do is follow the Yellow Brick Road.”
In the classic 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, the appearance of a great glowing bubble of light gracefully descending from the sky over Munchkinland heralds the entrance of Glinda, the Good Witch of the North.
For the stage musical version, Flying by Foy offers a brilliant aluminum hoop structure with a minimal profile, yet strong enough to support an army of Munchkins.
Our bubble can be dressed with an array of colorful flowers, silks, garland or any other materials you may choose to complete the illusion and perfectly compliment your show’s production design.
“Here is the one, the only…”
When Sir Richard Branson arrived at the Grand Opening of his Virgin Megastore in New York City, he went straight to the top...
…but his feet never touched the ground!
And when Sean Connery dropped in for his first ever appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, there were two sultry Bond Girls waiting to take it all off!
Flying by Foy’s Jet Pack
…for the man everyone wants to be
“I Love Rock n’ Roll”
Miley Cyrus loved our Flying Harley so much, she took it on an extended road trip:
The 2009 WonderWorld Tour
Now, there are a lot of fast motorcycles out there, but oh, baby! This one really flies!
Flying by Foy brings you the ultimate ride for an entrance that no one will ever forget.
Foy’s Flying Harley Davidson
for the Wild One in you
“…a mystery never fully explained”
It is the longest-running show on Broadway and the most successful entertainment project in history…
…and it all begins with a shattered chandelier that, the auctioneer says, has a connection to "the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera."
In celebration of 23 years of service to Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera, Flying by Foy offers a flying effect quite unlike any other – a magnificent centerpiece for a truly unforgettable theatrical event.
Foy’s Phantom Chandelier
Uniquely elegant, Incomparably affordable
Foy’s original flying effects forWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory have delighted millions of the film’s fans.
Now, through the magic of live theatre a new generation of audiences can enter the amazing world of Willy Wonka and see the wonders of the chocolate factory unfold right before their very eyes!
But the journey would be incomplete without experiencing Willy Wonka’s most magnificent achievement:
“An elevator can only go up and down, but a Wonkavator goes sideways and slantways and longways and backways and frontways and squareways and any other ways that you can think of...”
Flying by Foy proudly presents The Wonkavator
The only flying machine created exclusively fora world of pure imagination