The Lighter-Than-Air Society Banquet – 2022

The Lighter-Than-Air Society Banquet

Saturday October 8, 2022 5 p.m.

MAPS Air Museum

260 International Pkwy

North Canton, OH 44720

Featuring an informal presentation by Ed Ogden, Retired Public Relations Specialist, Goodyear Airship Operations: “Reminiscences of life with the Goodyear blimps”

After holding a few typical part-time jobs, Ed landed a field wage temporary position with the Goodyear blimp Columbia in Carson, Calif. in Nov. 1974. He served as crew member and base assistant to the operation’s clerk, and during summer months, traveled as a temporary replacement for those pulled from the staff. He was offered a permanent position with the blimp America in Spring, Texas in summer, 1977.

From 1977 until his promotion to Public Relations Representative in 1987, he was the operation’s clerk as well as a general crewman.

In 1992 he moved to Ohio with the transfer of the blimp America operation from Spring, Texas to Suffield, Ohio. He served at the Wingfoot Lake airship base with the GZ22 Spirit of Akron, followed by the GZ20 Spirit of Goodyear, and historic transition to the semi-rigid Zeppelins Wingfoot 1, Wingfoot 2 and Wingfoot 3.

Once again we will be featuring our Silent auction fundraiser, featuring a Blimp ride for two, Golf outing package, more!

Dinner: $40.00 per person

Menu choice (indicate number of meals):

___Chicken Marsala

___Baked scrod



$______Total amount


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Make checks payable to The Lighter Than Air Society and mail to:

LTAS c/o
Alvaro Bellon
8440 Acadia Drive
Sagamore Hills, OH 44067-3218

Or register and pay online via PayPal (credit cards accepted) at

Please RSVP by Oct. 1

Bringing items for show-and-tell? Please let us know what you’re bringing and what amount of display space you’ll need.

Questions? Call David Wertz at 330-730-9926

For your convenience, print this Word document it, fill it out and email it to using “Banquet Registration” as the subject.

Registration – The Lighter-Than-Air Society Banquet – 2022

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