Category Archives: Dirigible

The Blimp Industry Is Changing, Right Over Our Noses

Source: The Washington Post – washingtonpost.com By Andrew Van Dam Later this month, Goodyear will launch its newest airship, the 246-foot, 10-ton Wingfoot Three, out of a hangar in Akron, Ohio. It’s a big deal, and not just in the … Continue reading

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`Flying Whale’ Blimp Joins Airship Race

Source: Bloomberg Quint – bloombergquint.com By Marie Mawad and Ania Nussbaum    27 March 2018 France has entered the global race to develop a viable cargo airship with a 500-foot blimp designed to lift lumber from deep woodland.

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Goodyear’s newest zeppelin will take to the skies this summer

Source: Cleveland.com – cleveland.com By Jennifer Conn Blimp-enthusiasts might not immediately be able to tell the difference, but the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s newest airships are not blimps – they’re semi-rigid zeppelins.

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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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Beyond the Hindenburg: Airships Throughout History

Source: The National Archives – archives.gov 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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