Category Archives: Historical

‘Super-Sized’ Blimp over Houston – This Forgotten Day

Source: Houston Chronicle – By Bryan Kerr May 1, 1986: On this day, the McDonald’s “McBlimp” arrived in Houston to help celebrate the Texas Sesquicentennial.

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A Curious British Airship Experiment

Source: BBC News Magazine – By Justin Parkinson Britain was seen to lag behind other countries during the global airship-building race of the 1920s and 1930s. But a quirky scientific experiment 85 years ago briefly gave a boost to … Continue reading

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America’s First Flying Aircraft Carriers

Source: Gizmodo – By Andrew Tarantola Flying aircraft carriers are a great idea on paper – especially when they’re commanded by the likes of Nick Fury – but in reality, they’re more death trap than sky island. Or, at … Continue reading

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All Aboard L’Armand-Barbès

Source: The Paris Review – By Dan Piepenbring Say you’ve got to skip town in a hurry. Maybe you owe somebody a lot of money; maybe the mayor’s daughter is in love with you and you’re below her station; … Continue reading

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Blimp became an MVP in earthquake coverage

Source: Sports Business Journal One of television’s most memorable uses of a blimp began on Oct. 17, 1989, at 5:04 p.m. Pacific time.

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