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Wingfoot Two - The New Blimp:Currently based at Wingfoot Lake in Suffield, Ohio, Wingfoot Two is the second semi-rigid model (three are planned) to replace the GZ20A model blimps. Already a familiar sight in N.E. Ohio, Wingfoot Two has travelled and accomplished live TV events in Toronto, Ont., Canada; Notre Dame, NBA for Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians baseball and several other major sports events. It is also the first Goodyear blimp in 51 years to act as a jump platform for skydivers when the USAF Academy Wings of Blue skydive team made the historic leap near the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tn. on Sept. 10, 2016.
Wingfoot One: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. It is now based in Pompano Beach, Florida
Spirit of Innovation
Spirit of Innovation:The Spirit of Innovation is based in Carson, California. 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.