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Skier Gets Towed by Blimp for Nearly 7 Miles on Lake Elsinore, Sets New World Record

Source: The Press-Enterprise – By Shane Newell A new world record for the longest-distance blimp skiing has been set at Lake Elsinore.

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Winnipeg Airship Business Signs MOU with Brazilian Company

Source: CBC News – Buoyant Aircraft Systems International says partnership will spearhead cargo airship industry

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University of Akron receives large airship materials collection

Source: Crain’s Cleveland Business – By Rachel Abbey McCafferty Akron will soon be home to a large collection documenting an industry the city has played a critical part in developing: airships, like the famous Goodyear blimps.

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France pumped up over cargo airships

Source: Phys Org – France will pump up to 25 million Euros ($31 million) into a fleet of rigid airships for transporting heavy cargo, the country’s public investment bank said in a statement Wednesday.

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York Man Piloted the Longest Nonstop Blimp Flight Ever

Source:York Daily Record – By Mike Argento Robert Bowser joined the Navy in November 1941, a month before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  

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