00 Virtual Museum
- Dr. & Mrs. A. Dale Topping L-T-A Museum Virtual Museum of the Lighter-Tan-Air Society’s Collection
01 Other Museums and Exhibits
- MAPS Air Museum – North Canton, Ohio MAPS Air Museum – Including the Control Car from the Goodyear blimp Spirit of Akron
- Summit Memory View The Lighter Than Air Society’s collection on Summit Memory
- Naval Airship Assn. Home of the Naval Airship Association
- Northeast Ohio Balloon Pilots Association
Category Archives: Gas Balloons
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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The Mishaps and Milestones of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons
Source: New York Times – nytimes.com By Christina Caron A hippopotamus soared over the ocean. A cartoon character burst into flames after drifting into a high-tension wire. And a 60-foot cat sent a plane and its two passengers plummeting.
NASA Hopes a Stadium-size Balloon Will Shed Light on Mysterious Particles
Source: The Washington Post – washingtonpost.com The balloon will float about 20 miles above Earth on a planned 100-day journey.
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Frozen in time: A look at ill-fated balloon journey to the Arctic
Source: Albuquerque Journal – abqjournal.com By Rick Nathanson Between the years 1550 and 1900, more than 500 people were lost or killed trying to get to the North Pole, mostly by sailing ships or pulled on sledges by dogs or … Continue reading
Gas balloon race winners from ABQ
Source: Albuquerque Journal – abqjournal.com Albuquerque balloonists Peter Cuneo and Barbara Fricke are the winners of the 2016 America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race.