In Broadcast First, Two Goodyear Blimps to Provide Aerial Television Coverage of Same Game
For the first time ever, two Goodyear blimps will simultaneously provide live aerial television coverage of a sporting event as they circle overhead Miami’s SunLife stadium for ESPN’s coverage, beginning at 7 p.m. ET, of the November 9 NCAA football matchup between Virginia Tech and Miami...
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In category: About Flying
The pilot could fly the ship as they would a free balloon, gradually valving off helium to let the blimp down. lf just one engine is shut off, the blimp can easily fIy and maintain ballonet pressure on the other one.
In category: Business Of Blimps
Experienced blimp people are hard to find. In the case of mechanics, since the blimps use regular light plane engines and turbines, Goodyear hires qualified airframe and powerplant mechanics. The crew of the Goodyear Blimps consist of professional mechanics, electrical and electronics technicians and specialized crewmen that all have a variety of skills. Because the blimps can spend between six and eight months a year on the road a love of travel is a must.