Goodyear Blimp ‘Santa Claus Express’ Is Back for Toys for Tots

Once again Goodyear is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toy for Tots campaign. This will be the seventh year that Goodyear will be hosting the event at its airship bases. Continue reading

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100 Years Ago, Balloon Men Tamed the Skies Over Fritch’s Lake

Source: Akron Beacon Journal –

By Mark J. Price

One of the lesser-known stories of World War I is the naval invasion of Fritch’s Lake.

The Suffield Township pond, named for Portage County settlers John and Mary Fritch, served as a command post 100 years ago in the battle for air supremacy. We know it today by a different name.

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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

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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’, will be attending the Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, Ohio, at the Fisher Auditorium on Madison Ave. on the OSU campus (admission $2.00). Continue reading

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