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Wingfoot One Selected as Winning Name for New Goodyear Blimp

Wingfoot One has been selected as the name for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s newest airship, the company announced today. ..

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How often does helium have to be added?

In category: Blimp Construction

The ships lose very little helium in normal operations, although the gas does have to be purified about twice a year by a Goodyear designed purifying machine. As the envelopes age and have a tendency to allow gas diffusion. The crew might have to add 10,000 cubic feet of gas per month. They buy the gas along the tour and add it as needed since none is carried along.

What is the blimp made of?

In category: Blimp Construction

The Goodyear blimps in the United States are fabricated by Goodyear & Lockheed Martin. They are made of polyester fabric coated with neoprene rubber. They look shiny and metallic from a distance, but they are actually soft and flexible.

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