Airships That Carry Science into the Stratosphere

01 Artist's renderingSource: nytimes.com – The New York Times

By Joshua A. Krisch

Modern Research Borne on a Relic

Airships are dusty relics of aviation history. Lighter-than-air vehicles conjure images of the Hindenburg, in its glory and destruction, and the Goodyear Blimp, a floating billboard that barely resembles its powerful predecessors.

Continue reading

Posted in Airships, High Altitude Airships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From the archive, 20 August 1936: From New York to Frankfurt on the Hindenburg

Hindenburg Dumping WaterSource: theguardian.com

Wonderfully smooth compared to aeroplane travel, one has a feeling of complete security, says reporter on board the Zeppelin.

Continue reading

Posted in Airships, Dirigible, Historical | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boston’s First-Ever ‘Blimp Parade’ Will Fly Over the Hub Tomorrow, August 27

Hood21Source: bostinno.streetwise.co

Tomorrow expect to see several blimps flying high over Boston!

An official source tells us that the Hood Blimp will be joined by the DirectTV and MetLife Snoopy blimps for a historic flight over the streets of Boston Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. This event will mark the first-ever blimp parade in the Hub.

Continue reading

Posted in Airships, Blimps | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Goodyear’s Wingfoot One christened, makes inaugural flight

SONY DSCOn Saturday August 23, 2014 Goodyear’s newest airship, a Zeppelin LZ N07-101, was christened as Wingfoot One and made its ceremonial first flight.

Continue reading

Posted in Airships, Blimps, Dirigible, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heroic Australian airship pilot Michael Nerandzic honored with the Star of Courage

Pilot Nerandzic sqSource: The Daily Telegraph – dailytelegraph.com.au

By: Richard Noone – The Daily Telegraph

• Wollongong man died at Reichelsheim Airfield on June 12
• Was world’s most qualified airship pilot with 12,300 hours experience
• 53-year-old was piloting A60 Lightship which caught fire
• Lowered craft to within two meters so passengers could jump
• Instantly pitched 50m in to the air and crashed in fatal fireball

Continue reading

Posted in Airships, Blimps, News, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment