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...
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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
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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.
In category: Blimp Construction
The GZ-20A size blimps (Spirit of Goodyear; Spirit of Innovation; Spirit of America) are 192 feet long, 55 feet in diameter, and 59.5 feet high, with 202,700 cubic feet of helium and a gross weight of 12,840 lbs.