‘Super-Sized’ Blimp over Houston – This Forgotten Day

McBlimpSource: Houston Chronicle – chron.com

By Bryan Kerr

May 1, 1986:

On this day, the McDonald’s “McBlimp” arrived in Houston to help celebrate the Texas Sesquicentennial.

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See What It’s Like To Drive A Blimp To Work Every Day

how_to_be_a_blimp_pilot-1 VWSource: Van Wagner Aerial Media

On April 29th, the New York Post published an inside look into what it is like to be a blimp pilot. Van Wagner Aerial Media’s very own Terry Dillard, Chief Captain of MetLife Blimp Snoopy One, took the New York Post team for a ride in the airship and discussed what it’s like to pilot one of the most recognizable dirigibles in the world.

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Per Lindstrand to Build Balloons in Shropshire Again

Per LindstrandSource: Shropshire Star – shropshirestar.com

Shropshire’s world record setting balloonist Per Lindstrand is to start manufacturing hot air balloons in the county again.

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NASA Concludes Most Rigorous Super Pressure Balloon Flight to Date

Balloon Groundtrack FinalSource: NASA – nasa.gov

Following 32 days of flying its most rigorous test to date, NASA ended the flight of its super pressure balloon (SPB) Monday, April 27, while the balloon was at float over central Australia.

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NASA’s Wild Airship Idea for Cloud Cities on Venus

07 HAVOC Airship Entering Venus AtmosphereSource: space.com

By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer

Astronauts could start exploring Venus in the not-too-distant future — as long as they stay high up in the planet’s acid-laced skies.

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