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Goodyear Deflates Blimp, but Keeps Familiar Form in Flight

Source: Daily Journal – dailyjournal.net By John Rogers Excerpt Goodyear has let the helium out of the last of its fabled fleet of blimps, but the company’s flight program will continue.

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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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Local history: 100 Years Ago, Goodrich Built Blimps Too

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Mark J. Price – Beacon Journal staff writer Akron added an important word to its lexicon 100 years ago. Dr. William C. Geer, vice president of the B.F. Goodrich Co., called a staff … Continue reading

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AAIB investigation to HAV Airlander 10, G-PHRG

Source: Air Accidents Investigation Branch – www.gov.uk/aaib-reports From:                        Air Accidents Investigation Branch Published:                9 March 2017 Date of occurrence:  24 August 2016 Aircraft category:     Sport aviation and balloons Report type:             Bulletin – Correspondence investigation Aircraft type:           HAV Airlander 10 … Continue reading

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Goodyear Reveals Plans for Arrival of Next Generation Blimp in 2017

Source: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Upgrades at Carson base to include new inflatable hangar The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today revealed plans for major facilities upgrades at its Airship Operations base in Carson, renewing its commitment to … Continue reading

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