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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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Two Goodyear airships now in Akron area; California blimp to be retired in August

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Jim Mackinnon Keep your eyes peeled on the Akron-area skies in the upcoming weeks: You should spy two Goodyear airships flying around. Meanwhile, Goodyear’s California-based blimp will be retiring later this summer.

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Second Goodyear Airship Being Built at Wingfoot Lake Blimp Base

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – Ohio.com By Jim Mackinnon – Beacon Journal business writer Goodyear has started building a second semi-rigid Zeppelin airship inside its Wingfoot Lake blimp base.

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The new Gooyear Blimp makes its maiden flight.

This morning, March 17, 2014, a few minutes before 10:00 AM (EDT), the new Goodyear Blimp took to the air for the first time.

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Goodyear Blimp Becomes ‘Snow Bird,’ Flies South For the Winter

Source: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. – ‘Spirit of Goodyear’ retiring to the Sunshine State – Farewell flights planned for Akron to say goodbye – Construction of new Goodyear NT airship on schedule

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