World’s Longest Aircraft, the Airlander 10 Crashes in a Field Sparking Fears of Helium Gas and Fuel Leaks

Source: DailyMail – dailymail.co.uk

By Sophie Inge

The world’s longest aircraft was seriously damaged on Saturday after it slipped its moorings and crashed into a field.

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Author of New Shenandoah Book to Participate in Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, Ohio

Author of “The Wreck of the Naval Airship USS Shenandoah” to participate Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, Ohio.

On Saturday, November 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Jerry Copas, author of ‘The Wreck of the Naval Airship USS Shenandoah’, will be attending the Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, Ohio, at the Fisher Auditorium on Madison Ave. on the OSU campus (admission $2.00).

Jerry Copas is an airship enthusiast and balloon pilot from Sellersburg, Indiana. He is historian of the Balloon Society of Kentucky and a member of the Balloon Federation of America, Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, The Lighter Than Air Society, and the Naval Airship Association. The foreword is written by Julia H. Hunt, granddaughter of Lt. Comdr. Zachary Landsdowne, captain of USS Shenandoah.

The event will be a ‘meet and greet’ with about 100 authors and illustrators. You will have the opportunity of meeting Jerry, talking with him about his book (and other buoyant flight subjects), as well as having him autograph your copy of his book.

For directions to the book fair  click here.

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Goodyear’s next-generation blimp arrives in Southern California

Source: Daily Breeze – dailybreeze.com

By Brennon Dixson

A familiar sight returned to the the skies over Southern California on Thursday as Goodyear’s next-generation blimp – a longer, faster, quieter, easier-to-maneuver craft than the one retired in March – cruised into Long Beach after a 2,600-mile, three-week journey from Ohio.

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Beyond the Hindenburg: Airships Throughout History

Source: The National Archives – archives.gov

The dramatic, fiery fate of the German rigid airship LZ-129, the Hindenburg, in 1937 is the most famous event of the airship age.

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Airlander Aims High with Luxury Tourism Variant

Source: Hybrid Air Vehicles – hybridairvehicles.com

  • The Airlander Team have made two significant deals this week to make a tourism version of their unique low carbon aircraft a reality.

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