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Goodyear’s New Wingfoot Three Takes to the Skies

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com New: View video at the end of the post By Jim Mackinnon Goodyear’s newest blimp is flying. Wingfoot Three took off about 8:55 a.m. Monday into the rising sun at the Wingfoot Lake blimp … Continue reading

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Goodyear’s Wingfoot Three Airship Debuts on First Day of Summer

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – Ohio.com By Jim Mackinnon Goodyear’s newest airship, Wingfoot Three, debuted outdoors on the first day of summer.

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The Blimp Industry Is Changing, Right Over Our Noses

Source: The Washington Post – washingtonpost.com By Andrew Van Dam Later this month, Goodyear will launch its newest airship, the 246-foot, 10-ton Wingfoot Three, out of a hangar in Akron, Ohio. It’s a big deal, and not just in the … Continue reading

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Goodyear’s newest zeppelin will take to the skies this summer

Source: Cleveland.com – cleveland.com By Jennifer Conn Blimp-enthusiasts might not immediately be able to tell the difference, but the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s newest airships are not blimps – they’re semi-rigid zeppelins.

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100 Years Ago, Balloon Men Tamed the Skies Over Fritch’s Lake

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Mark J. Price One of the lesser-known stories of World War I is the naval invasion of Fritch’s Lake. The Suffield Township pond, named for Portage County settlers John and Mary Fritch, served … Continue reading

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