Visit an Airship Base

Goodyear maintains three airship bases across the country that serve as the operational hubs for each of its current Blimps. Each base boasts a support staff of engineers, technicians, administrators and other crew members that ensure that the Blimp is in prime condition and always ready to soar above its next destination.

Wingfoot Lake - Ohio Base

Built in 1917, the hangar at Wingfoot Lake is the oldest airship facility and one of the oldest active aircraft bases in the world. In addition to being a maintenance and construction facility for Goodyear's Blimp fleet, it is currently the home to Goodyear's new semi-rigid Zeppelin airship, Wingfoot Two.

The Wingfoot Lake base in Suffield, Ohio is near Akron, Ohio, home to the world headquarters for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Susan Clark
841 Wingfoot Lake Road
Mogadore, OH 44260
330-796-8151

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Pompano Beach - Florida Base

Goodyear has operated a Blimp base in Pompano Beach, Florida, since 1979. The Pompano Beach base is located at the Pompano Beach Airport and features a separate office building that serves the pilots, base administrator and public relations specialist.

Rashell Gamble
1500 NE 5th Ave
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
954-946-8300

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Carson - California Base

Goodyear's blimp base in Carson, California opened in January 1968 and covers 27 acres. It has been home to eight Goodyear blimps since then but with just four different names: the Columbia, the Eagle, the Spirit of America and currently the Spirit of Innovation. Every day, more than a million commuters drive past the base just to catch a glimpse of the Blimp — a phenomenon local Angelenos call "The Blimp Effect".

Daisy Uribe
19200 S. Main Street
Carson, CA 90248
310-327-6565, Ext. 101

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Blimp Facts: About Airship Bases
There are three Goodyear airships based in the U.S.: Wingfoot Two, based at Wingfoot Lake in Suffield, Ohio; Wingfoot One at Pompano Beach, Fl.; and The Spirit of Innovation at Carson, Ca. Goodyear has operated as many as eight at a time since its first commercial airship, the Pilgrim, flew in 1925.