Category Archives: Airships

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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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 – dailymail.co.uk 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 – 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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