Visit an Airship Base

Goodyear maintains three airship bases across the country that serve as the operational hubs for each of its current Blimps. Each base boasts a support staff of engineers, technicians, administrators and other crew members that ensure that the Blimp is in prime condition and always ready to soar above its next destination.

Wingfoot Lake - Ohio Base

Built in 1917, the hangar at Wingfoot Lake is the oldest airship facility and one of the oldest active aircraft bases in the world. In addition to a maintenance and construction facility for Goodyear's blimp fleet, it is currently the home to Goodyear's new semi-rigid Zeppelin airship, Wingfoot Three. Based on its contributions to Lighter-Than-Air, aviation in general and military significance during WWI & WWII, the Wingfoot Lake Hangar was awarded an Ohio historical marker in 2018.

We regret we are unable to accommodate individual public tours. Tours of Wingfoot Lake are conducted on a pre-scheduled basis for organized groups such as schools, scouts and similar educational entities.

The Wingfoot Lake base in Suffield, Ohio is near Akron, Ohio, home to the world headquarters for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Eddie Ogden
841 Wingfoot Lake Road
Mogadore, OH 44260
330-796-8151

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Pompano Beach - Florida Base

Goodyear has operated a Blimp base in Pompano Beach, Florida, since 1979. The Pompano Beach base is located at the Pompano Beach Airport and features a separate office building that serves the pilots, base administrator and public relations specialist.

Oriana Garcia
1500 NE 5th Ave
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
954-946-8300

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Carson - California Base

Goodyear's blimp base in Carson, California opened in January 1968 and covers 27 acres. It has been home to nine Goodyear blimps since then but with just five different names: the Columbia, the Eagle, the Spirit of America, the Spirit of Innovation and currently Wingfoot Two, the new model of semi-rigid airship that replaced the GZ20 blimps. Each day, more than a million commuters drive past the base just to catch a glimpse of the Blimp — a phenomenon local Angelenos call "The Blimp Effect".

Daisy Uribe
19200 S. Main Street
Carson, CA 90248
310-327-6565, Ext. 101

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Blimp Facts: About Airship Bases
There are three Goodyear airships based in the U.S.: Wingfoot One at Pompano Beach, Fl.; Wingfoot Two at Carson, Ca. and Wingfoot Three at Wingfoot Lake in Suffield, Ohio. Goodyear has operated as many as eight at a time since its first commercial airship, the Pilgrim, flew in 1925.