Monday, June 20, 2016


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.


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

  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.