Category Archives: Blimps

How a WWI Blimp Pump Made My Day

Source: The Cape Cod Chronicle – capecodchronicle.com By: Dan Broderick It’s really interesting, even intriguing, how things (they are called gifts if we want them, or other unusual words, if we don’t) end up in a museum.

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Airships Are Coming to the Middle East

Source: AINonline – ainonline.com By Chris Pocock Two projects that would bring airships to the UAE for tourist sightseeing with a difference are being discussed here at the Dubai Airshow.

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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.

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

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com 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 … Continue reading

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Goodyear’s next-generation blimp arrives in Southern California

Source: Daily Breeze – dailybreeze.com 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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