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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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Goodyear’s next-generation blimp arrives in Southern California

Source: Daily Breeze – dailybreeze.com By Brennon Dixson A familiar sight returned to the the skies over Southern California on Thursday as Goodyear’s next-generation blimp – a longer, faster, quieter, easier-to-maneuver craft than the one retired in March – cruised … Continue reading

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Beyond the Hindenburg: Airships Throughout History

Source: The National Archives – archives.gov The dramatic, fiery fate of the German rigid airship LZ-129, the Hindenburg, in 1937 is the most famous event of the airship age.

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Weather Too Poor for Weather Blimps to Measure Poor Weather

Source: KUAM News – kuam.com By Isa Baza Poor weather may be putting a damper on plans of French scientists to release miniature blimps into a developing tropical cyclone near Guam. The scientists are here in the hopes of collecting … Continue reading

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French blimps to test Guam weather

Source: The Guam Daily Post – postguam.com By Tihu Lujan Innovative balloons may improve weather forecasting Five French meteorologists are on Guam testing a set of miniature blimps that may lead to innovative weather forecasting.

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