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The New Blimp
Wingfoot One - The New Blimp:The new model is an LZ N07-101. Not technically a Blimp but a semi-rigid airship, the new Goodyear Blimp was born in the storied hangar at Wingfoot Lake in Akron, Ohio. It is the first ever semi-rigid airship to be constructed there.
Spirit of America
Spirit of America:The Spirit of America is based in Carson, California, between Long Beach and downtown Los Angeles. It was christened September 5, 2002 during a ceremony in Akron, Ohio. The name of the ship was chosen as a tribute to the patriotic spirit of the United States. Performing the christening was Mrs. Letitia Driscoll, mother of NYPD Officer Stephen Driscoll, who was killed in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Spirit of Innovation
Spirit of Innovation:The Spirit of Innovation is based in Pompano Beach, Florida. It is the first Goodyear Blimp to be named by the general public through a web-based "Name-the-Blimp" contest and was christened on June 21, 2006 by Lesa France Kennedy, president of International Speedway Corporation and a member of NASCAR's Board of Directors, along with Lynn Keegan, wife of Goodyear Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Keegan.
Blimp Facts: Science & Technology
Without its lifting gas, an empty GZ20A weighs about 12,840 lbs. Once inflated with helium and after accounting for fuel, payload and ballast, it usually weighs in at 100-200 lbs.