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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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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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MOVIE TIME! – Friday October 23, 2015

Featuring the USS Akron, the Akron Airdock and Navy Day On Friday, October 23 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM (the day before our Annual Banquet), Vic Fleischer, director of the University of Akron Archival Services, cordially invites you to view … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin Aerostat Flies over the Akron Airdock

As announced in our post of August 19, Lockheed Martin has been flying a tethered Aerostat next to the Akron Airdock, near the Akron Fulton airport.

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