Monday, November 28, 2011

Airship in Hangar



This is a picture of the Zeppelin parked in a hanger. The hanger appears to be on a floating barge. I was not able to determine where this picture was taken. As I have studied more about airships this week, I have been impressed with how much passenger space they had. The gondola is much bigger than it looks, and decks actually extend up into the lower portion of the airship. Hope to show more on the interior later this week.

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  1. A lot of people think that a airship is full of gas. The truth is that there are a lot of big gas bags inside the frame work of the ship. The out side skin is there to kept the weather away from the workings of the ship.
    Come to think of it, it must take a long, long time to fill all those gas bags.

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  2. This floating hangar was on Lake Constance.

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  3. Actually I don't think that is a air ship. It looks more like a blimp t0 me

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  4. Anf the ENM is right about
    Lake of Costance

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  5. I wonder if there would be a market for airship travel today if it was handled like cruises. Add in the all of the frills the cruise lines have, interesting ports to fly to, and arial views... wonder if that would work? Any thoughts?

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  6. It looks rather ominous to me.

    I wouldn't fly on one, but then again I hate airplanes, too.

    I think it was PT Barnum who said, in effect, create a market and you can sell anything. He did say there is a sucker born every minute. Not that one is a sucker for going on a zeppelin.

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  7. well, yeah! I would love to "cruise" on an airship or blimp -- if there was a window to look out. Did these things have windows? Was it a quiet ride? There weren't motors running, right, so it would be quiet and peaceful?

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