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Wingfoot One:Launched in 2014, Wingfoot One is the first of a new generation of Goodyear Blimps built on the New Technology (NT) platform developed by Germany's ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik and customized to Goodyear’s needs. The first semi-rigid airship ever constructed for Goodyear's modern fleet was built in Suffield, Oh. at Wingfoot Lake by Zeppelin and Goodyear associates. Since it first took flight, Wingfoot One has provided aerial coverage of numerous marquee events, including the NBA Finals, the Daytona 500, the Stanley Cup Finals, the PGA Championship and the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Wingfoot Two:Wingfoot Two, as are all the modern Goodyear blimps, was built at Wingfoot Lake in Suffield, Ohio. It became the first Goodyear blimp in over 50 years to serve as a jump platform for skydivers when the USAF Academy Wings of Blue skydive team made an historic leap from above the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee on Sept. 10, 2016. The airship has appeared at the NBA Finals, the Oscars, the College Football Playoffs, numerous PGA Tour events and the Rose Parade, just to mention a few.
Wingfoot Three:Wingfoot Three is the newest addition to the new Goodyear Blimp fleet. Its first flight in 2018 marked the completion of our full fleet transition to the New Technology (NT) platform. First flown in June 2018, Wingfoot Three continues Goodyear's over 100-year history of excellence and innovation in lighter-than-air aviation. It is the latest in an unbroken line of Goodyear blimps, semi-rigid and rigid airships. Goodyear is recognized throughout the world for its commercial airship operations. During its first year, Wingfoot Three delivered aerial coverage for multiple Ohio State and Michigan State NCAA football games, the MLB Home Run Derby and All Star Game programming in Cleveland, Ohio and the inaugural World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Tennessee.
Europe Blimp:In 2020, the Goodyear Blimp returned to European skies for the first time in almost a decade. The Goodyear Blimp operating in Europe is a Goodyear-branded Zeppelin NT airship like its American counterparts, operated by Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH of Friedrichshafen, Germany. The Europe blimp celebrates both Goodyear's return to international motorsports and the legacy of the Europa, which covered some of the continent's biggest events including numerous Grands Prix, the French Open, and even two Royal Weddings. For more information on the Goodyear Blimp in Europe, click here.
Blimp Facts: Science & Technology
Without its lifting gas, an empty Blimp weighs almost 20,000 lbs. Once inflated with helium and after accounting for fuel, payload and ballast, it usually weighs in at 100-200 lbs.