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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
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.
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.
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.
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