Category Archives: Airships

Weather Too Poor for Weather Blimps to Measure Poor Weather

Source: KUAM News – kuam.com By Isa Baza Poor weather may be putting a damper on plans of French scientists to release miniature blimps into a developing tropical cyclone near Guam. The scientists are here in the hopes of collecting … Continue reading

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100 years of aviation history celebrated in North Yorkshire

Source: The Press – yorkpress.co.uk By Victoria Prest A hundred years of Britain’s industrial and aviation innovation was remembered last weekend, in a village a stone’s throw from Drax power station.

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How a Navy Dirigible Became the World’s Deadliest Airship

Source: History – history.com By Erin Blakemore It happened in moments—a gust of whipping wind. Suddenly, the USS Akron, a dirigible performing exercises off the coast of New Jersey, felt more like a flimsy toy than one of the most … Continue reading

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The Brief, Wondrous, High-Flying Era of Zeppelin Dining

Source: Atlas Obscura – atlasobscura.com By Natasha Frost The Hindenburg’s fattened ducklings and caviar were essentially German propaganda.

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Expanding the Envelope

Source: Royal Aeronautical Society – aerosociety.com By Tim Robinson  At a RAeS Flight Test Group Lecture, Hybrid Air Vehicles detailed the flight test progress and next steps in flying one of world’s biggest and most innovative aircraft – the Airlander … Continue reading

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