French blimps to test Guam weather

Source: The Guam Daily Post –

By Tihu Lujan

Innovative balloons may improve weather forecasting

Five French meteorologists are on Guam testing a set of miniature blimps that may lead to innovative weather forecasting.

Continue reading

Posted in Airships, Blimps, Unmanned airships | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Goodyear Blimp Wingfoot Two Goes West

Source: Goodyear –

Tiremaker’s newest airship to fly over 10 states on journey to California home Continue reading

Posted in Airships, Blimps, Semi-Rigid | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Alphabet’s Project Loon gets OK to use balloons to revive Puerto Rico cell service

Source: USA Today –

By Mike Snider

The Federal Communications Commission has given Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory approval to deploy its Project Loon balloon-based communications system to provide cellular connectivity in hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico.

Continue reading

Posted in Balloons, Helium Balloons, Stratospheric Balloons | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LMH-1 airship “float out” pushed to 2019

Source: Skies –

By Howard Slutsken

Originally planned for next year, the first flight of Lockheed Martin’s LMH-1 hybrid airship is now expected in 2019, according to Dr. Bob Boyd, program manager, LMH-1.

Continue reading

Posted in Airships, Hybrid Airships | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

65th Annual Banquet and Silent Auction – Saturday, October 14, 2017

Promo flyer and registration form available. See below.


What: The Lighter-Than-Air Society’s 65th Annual Banquet and Silent Auction.

Where: The Greek Community Center, 129 S Union Street, Akron, Ohio.

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017.

  • Social hour 5 p.m.
  • Dinner 6 p.m.
  • Program 7 p.m.

Speakers: Joe and Paul-Helmut Kindling, sons of airship pioneer Paul H. Kindling.

This year’s auction will once again include a certificate for a flight for two (2), on a Goodyear blimp. This certificate has been donated by The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Click here to see the Banquet Promo flyer with all the details.

Click here to see the registration form. Print it out, fill in your selections and mail it to address on the form or email it to

Extended! Reservations must be received by Monday, October 9, 2017

Posted in Annual Banquet, Events | Comments Off on 65th Annual Banquet and Silent Auction – Saturday, October 14, 2017