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Two Airships Prepare for Maiden Flights in March

There are two airships that expect to make their maiden flights in March. One of them is the second Goodyear Blimp NT being built at the Wingfoot Lake Hangar in Northeast Ohio, the other is the Airlander being built by … Continue reading

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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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Goodyear Blimp Fans Get to See Double over Akron

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Jim Mackinnon Goodyear’s tandem airship flight over Akron during daylight hours looked iffy at best Wednesday morning because of rain. Then the weather dried up, giving people the clear chance to view something … Continue reading

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Goodyear Blimp ‘Pilgrim’ Makes First Flight on June 3, 1925

After having experimented with a series of small Pony blimps in the early 1920’s, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio designed the first blimp to be inflated with helium. The Pilgrim was completed on May 25, 1925 … Continue reading

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