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The Goodyear Blimp departing for Bethpage, N.Y. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

More than Just a Flying Billboard: Inside the Goodyear Blimp

If you were watching the PGA Golf Tournament at Bethpage Black on television this weekend, there’s a good chance that part of the live feed on your television came from the Goodyear Blimp. A frequent attendee at many of the country’s most notable sporting events, the massive airship with the “Goodyear” name emblazoned across the side is a veritable superstar. While it was preparing to head over to the golf tournament, AirlineGeeks was able to get an up-close look at…

Tillamook Air Museum: Preserving the History of Airships in World…

Airships played a valuable role in WWI, acting as bombers to surveillance craft. However, most countries had phased out their use of airships once the Great War ended as they were no longer needed in most aerial combat scenarios due to advancements in aircraft. In addition, the hydrogen which fueled…