Fyodor Konyukhov to Circle Earth in Balloon in New Record Attempt

Fyodor KonyukhovSource: Russia Beyond the Headlines – rbth.com

By Oleg Krasnov

Russian traveler announces attempt to break time set by Steve Fossett in 2002.

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Visitors Can Glimpse Goodyear Blimp Under Construction During 2015 Toy Drive

USMC Toys for TotsSource: Akron Beacon Journal

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will team up again this year for their fifth donation drive for the Toys for Tots Foundation.

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Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airship Certification Plan for Commercial Transport Approved by the FAA

Crop2Source: Lockheed Martin – lockheedmartin.com

The Federal Aviation Administration (Seattle Aircraft Certification Office) recently approved Lockheed Martin’s project specific certification plan for the Hybrid Airship.

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Pilot Plans to Bring Zeppelins to Dubai

Zep Dub sqSource: Aviation Week – Show News – aviationweek.com

By: Angus Batey

Whoever said dreaming is free has clearly never spoken to Capt. Khalid Al-Ansari. The Emirati pilot, who flies transport aircraft for the government, has spent “enough money to build a house” on a concept that would use airships to turn the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi into living exhibits in a most unusual gallery.

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What will become of blimp hangar? Tustin searches for developer to create ‘urban village’ at site

Tustin Blimp HangarsSource: The Orange County Register – ocregister.com

By Brooke Edwards Staggs

Plans are advancing to give one of Tustin’s historic blimp hangars new life, as part of an “urban village” in the heart of the Tustin Legacy community.

The City Council will vote Tuesday night on an exclusive agreement with OliverMcMillan – which helped redevelop San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter – to draft plans for a mixed-used project that will incorporate the 73-year-old former military hangar.

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