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How a Navy Dirigible Became the World’s Deadliest Airship

Source: History – history.com By Erin Blakemore It happened in moments—a gust of whipping wind. Suddenly, the USS Akron, a dirigible performing exercises off the coast of New Jersey, felt more like a flimsy toy than one of the most … Continue reading

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The Brief, Wondrous, High-Flying Era of Zeppelin Dining

Source: Atlas Obscura – atlasobscura.com By Natasha Frost The Hindenburg’s fattened ducklings and caviar were essentially German propaganda.

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Props and Pistons Festival – Sept. 9 – 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017  and Sunday, September 10, 2017 This weekend The Lighter-Than-Air Society will be participating in the Props and Pistons Air Festival at the Akron-Fulton Airport, 1600 Triplett Blvd, Akron, Ohio. The Air Festival will run from 10:00 … Continue reading

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Sergey Brin Might Be Building a Giant Airship

Source: PC Mag – pcmag.com By Tom Brant The Google co-founder is building an airship in a hangar near the company’s headquarters, Bloomberg reported.

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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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