Author Archives: LighterThanAirSociety

The Mishaps and Milestones of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Source: New York Times – By Christina Caron A hippopotamus soared over the ocean. A cartoon character burst into flames after drifting into a high-tension wire. And a 60-foot cat sent a plane and its two passengers plummeting.

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World’s Longest Aircraft, the Airlander 10 Crashes in a Field Sparking Fears of Helium Gas and Fuel Leaks

Updated with Hybrid Air Vehicles Official Statement (Scroll down to read the official statement) Source: DailyMail – By Sophie Inge The world’s longest aircraft was seriously damaged on Saturday after it slipped its moorings and crashed into a field.

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Author of New Shenandoah Book to Participate in Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, Ohio

Author of “The Wreck of the Naval Airship USS Shenandoah” to participate Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, Ohio. On Saturday, November 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Jerry Copas, author of ‘The Wreck of the Naval Airship USS Shenandoah’, … Continue reading

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Goodyear’s next-generation blimp arrives in Southern California

Source: Daily Breeze – By Brennon Dixson A familiar sight returned to the the skies over Southern California on Thursday as Goodyear’s next-generation blimp – a longer, faster, quieter, easier-to-maneuver craft than the one retired in March – cruised … Continue reading

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Beyond the Hindenburg: Airships Throughout History

Source: The National Archives – The dramatic, fiery fate of the German rigid airship LZ-129, the Hindenburg, in 1937 is the most famous event of the airship age.

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