Hybrid Air Vehicles Issues Updated Report on Nov. 17 2017 Incident

Source: Hybrid Air Vehicles – hybridairvehicles.com

Airlander Statement – 27 November 2017

Our incident with the pre-production Airlander aircraft on Saturday 18 Nov has resulted in substantial damage.

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Acquisition Positions AirSign as World Leader in the Airship Industry

Source: Aviation Pros – aviationpros.com

Florida-based AirSign, Inc., one of the largest U.S. aerial-advertising companies, has acquired Van Wagner Airship Group and its airship affiliates, making AirSign the largest airship company in the world.

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ESA Reveals Radical Plan to Replace Satellites

Source: Daily Mail – dailymail.co.uk

By Cheyenne Macdonald

  •  High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) would work best at an altitude of roughly 20 km (12.4 miles)
  • They could maintain position for weeks on end, allowing for continuous coverage from above the cloud tops
  • Experts say this could be used for monitoring the ground, and even for surveillance or emergency response
  • European companies, including Airbus and Thales Alenia Space have unveiled versions of the craft 

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France’s Lost Pigeon-and-Balloon Memorial Is Well Worth Remembering

Source: Atlas Obscura – atlasobscura.com

By Cara Giaimo

The statue – made by the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty – paid tribute to a flock of 19th-century war heroes.

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How a WWI Blimp Pump Made My Day

Source: The Cape Cod Chronicle – capecodchronicle.com

By: Dan Broderick

It’s really interesting, even intriguing, how things (they are called gifts if we want them, or other unusual words, if we don’t) end up in a museum.

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