The airship, which has been flying since 2007, is an A-170LS (lightship). It is 178 ft (54 m) long, 46 ft (14 m) wide, and holds approximately 170,000 cubic feet (4800 m3) of helium. The blimp is also the only airship in the world with a 2,100 sq. ft, (195 m2) full-color LED screen.
The airship has been flying over Northeast Ohio during the day and in the evenings it has floated over the Indians baseball games at Progressive Field.
During its stay in Cleveland it has been moored at the east end of Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland, along the shore of Lake Erie.
Van Wagner Airship Group LLC owns and operates the DirecTV blimp. Their staff runs the day-to-day operations of the ship and travels with it across the country. It takes a team of 13-16 people to operate the ship at all times. You can follow the DirecTV blimp on Twitter and Instagram.
All photos © Alvaro Bellon, except where noted otherwise.