Category Archives: Exhibitions

The LTA Society Creates New Display in Its Workshop

The Lighter-Than-Air Society has a new display of some of the historical items and memorabilia from its collection inside its Workshop in Akron, Ohio.

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Props and Pistons Festival – Sept. 9 – 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017  and Sunday, September 10, 2017 This weekend The Lighter-Than-Air Society will be participating in the Props and Pistons Air Festival at the Akron-Fulton Airport, 1600 Triplett Blvd, Akron, Ohio. The Air Festival will run from 10:00 … Continue reading

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Clouds in a Bag: 18th and 19th Century Ballooning on Display at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Source: Loudon Times-Mirror – loudountimes.com By Sophie Desmond A sheep, a rooster and a duck go for a balloon ride. That was the scene at Versailles on Sept. 19, 1783. Placed in a wicker crate, the animals were the first … Continue reading

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Frozen in time: A look at ill-fated balloon journey to the Arctic

Source: Albuquerque Journal – abqjournal.com By Rick Nathanson Between the years 1550 and 1900, more than 500 people were lost or killed trying to get to the North Pole, mostly by sailing ships or pulled on sledges by dogs or … Continue reading

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