October 24, 2015 – The Lighter-Than-Air Society’s 63rd Annual Banquet and Silent Auction

DateOn Saturday, October 24 we will be holding our 63rd Annual Banquet and Silent Auction. The event will start at 5:00 PM at the Greek Community Center located at 129 S Union Street, Akron, Ohio. Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin Aerostat Flies over the Akron Airdock

02 LM Aerostat tethered near Akron AirdockAs announced in our post of August 19, Lockheed Martin has been flying a tethered Aerostat next to the Akron Airdock, near the Akron Fulton airport. Continue reading

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September 6, 2015 – Special Program Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Loss of the USS Shenandoah

USS Shenandoah moored to a portable mast, ca 1924-1925On Sunday, September 6 at 2 PM, a ceremony will be held in the center of Ava, Ohio, (about four miles North of I-77 – Exit 28, along Route 821) to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the crash of the U.S. Navy’s first rigid airship. Continue reading

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Following Its Retirement the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of America Is Dismantled

07 Lower tail finSource: KCBS-TV, channel 2, Los Angeles – losangeles.cbslocal.com

The following images were extracted from the KCBS news report covering the dismantling of Goodyear’s Spirit of America blimp. All images courtesy of KCBS-TV, Channel 2, Los Angeles Continue reading

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Follow the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett online – Launch of the gas balloons on Friday !

58th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon BennettSource: Fédération Aéronautique Internationale – fai.org

The Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship, is the oldest and most prestigious event in aviation and the ultimate challenge for the pilots.

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