Tag Archives: USS Akron
The Lighter-Than-Air Society has a new display of some of the historical items and memorabilia from its collection inside its Workshop in Akron, Ohio.
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
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
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.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune – sandiegouniontribune.com By Roger Showley The future of the former SDG&E/Sempra building downtown could include a blimp on the roof, an 18-story climbing wall or a reworked exterior to let in fresh air.