Category Archives: Rigid airship

Charting the Changes to the Goodyear Blimp

Source: New York Daily News – nydailynews.com By Kate Mcleod It all started in 1911, when Goodyear built its first airship envelope, a 400,000-cubic-foot bag ordered by a lighter-than-air enthusiast named Melvin Vaniman.

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The Zeppelin Hindenburg an Education Program at Owls Head Transportation Museum

Source: Owls Head Transportation Museum – owlshead.org Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 1:00 pm Education program by author Charles Jacobs, author of Ausfalls: LZ 129 “Hindenburg” May Day Flight 1937. Owls Head Transportation Museum 117 Museum Street Owls Head, Maine

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Rare Archival Airship Films Have Been Digitized and Are Available for Viewing

The Archival Services of the University of Akron have digitized four nitrate films that form part of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. records stored at the university. The videos were first transferred from highly combustible nitrate to safety film … Continue reading

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Airship Autopsy – Before the Hindenburg, there was the Shenandoah

Source: MIT News Magazine/MIT Technology Review – technologyreview.com By Michael Greshko and SM ’15 Just before dawn on September 3, 1925, the Shenandoah, an airship that was over two football fields long and constructed from an alloy of copper and … Continue reading

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Ashtead Supplies Equipment for Scientific Subsea Expedition to Explore US Airship Wreckage

Source: Ashtead Technology – ashtead-technology.com Ashtead Technology, the global number one independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services has been supporting attempts to explore the wreckage of the USS Macon, the United States Navy’s last flying aircraft.

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