Monday, June 20, 2016

Airships



Welcome to Lighter than Air Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at early flight that was accomplished by craft which were, well . . . lighter than air. In the earliest of airships, the gas was a lighter than air gas that came off burning coal. Then later, they used either Hydrogen or Helium as the lifting gas. Today's picture is from around 1920.

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  1. The gondola appears to be one from a "Sea Scout Zero" airship (Bristol UK).

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  2. I miss the days of Goodyear's promotional blimps flying overhead. They used to fly over low and slow enough you could see and wave at the passengers. They had a distinct engine sound and whenever we heard it, everyone would run outside to watch it pass over.

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