Construction Begins for Newest Goodyear Blimp
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that it has begun construction of the first of a new generation of airships to replace its fleet of world famous blimps...
Goodyear TV Aerials
May. 25, 2013 - 11:00 AM ET
NASCAR: Nationwide qualifying at Charlotte, NC. on ESPN2
May. 25, 2013 - 2:30 PM ET
NASCAR: Nationwide race at Charlotte, NC. on ABC
May. 26, 2013 - 6:00 PM ET
NASCAR: Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, NC. on FOX
Click for details.
Featured Fan Photo, shared by Bunky Wertman.
Bunky said, "Here's a scan of a postcard sent to me by Goodyear back in the 1970s. This photo showing 3 blimps flying in formation, from top to bottom: Mayflower N1A, Columbia N3A, and America N10A."
Link to original: http://on.fb.me/GBfanphoto1106o
From album Featured Fan Photos
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: Blimp Construction
That's a little portable wind sock, and it gives the pilot a final check on the wind direction as he makes his approach. The airship always lands directly into the wind.