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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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Akron’s Farewell to the Spirit of Innovation, the Last GZ20A Blimp

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com The Spirit of Innovation, the last of Goodyear’s GZ20A blimps, leaves Wednesday (August 26) morning for its new home base in California. This may be the last opportunity to see an “old school” Goodyear … Continue reading

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Goodyear blimp tandem flights are a farewell tour – Schedule change

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Jim Mackinnon Goodyear blimps … When to see the tandem flights (times approximate):  Friday: 2 to 4 p.m. The airships will fly over Goodyear’s headquarters, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Stan Hywet.  Monday: … Continue reading

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