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Thread #147123   Message #3408493
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Sep-12 - 08:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Goodbye, Goodyear Blimp-Hello, Zeppelin
Subject: BS: Goodbye, Goodyear Blimp-Hello, Zeppelin
My stepson, a relatively new pilot, subscribes to AOPA Pilot the magazine of the Airline Owners and Pilots Association. The October Issue (follow link for great photos) has the following article:

One of the things I love about Los Angeles, is the Goodyear Blimp. When it's not traveling, it's moored in a field next to the San Diego Freeway, between the Harbor and Long Beach Freeways. I'll miss the Blimp, but it's nice to know it will replaced by a bigger and better Zeppelin - that will still be called the Goodyear Blimp. By the way, we have a Zeppelin here in Northern California, operated by Airship Ventures. It flies from Moffett Field, a place full of airship history, and it costs only $495 for a 90-minute flight.


Note: As of November 14, 2012, Airship Ventures ceased flight operations. The Zeppelin was disassembled and has been returned to her place of manufacture in Germany.