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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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Goodyear’s Third NT Airship Being Built at Wingfoot Lake

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Jim Mackinnon Goodyear’s third NT airship is starting to come together. Workers at Goodyear’s Suffield Township blimp base are at the beginning stages of assembling the last of three NT, or New Technology, … Continue reading

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Local history: 100 Years Ago, Goodrich Built Blimps Too

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Mark J. Price – Beacon Journal staff writer Akron added an important word to its lexicon 100 years ago. Dr. William C. Geer, vice president of the B.F. Goodrich Co., called a staff … Continue reading

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Goodyear Unveils Its Second Zeppelin NT

New airship to be named Wingfoot Two Registration will be N2A On April 8th, Goodyear officially unveiled its new Goodyear Blimp NT. The airship is currently undergoing test flights and certification operations.

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