August 29th, 2014

Blimp Christening

Goodyear introduced a new generation of blimp--the first redesign in nearly 70 years--into its fleet recently, with the christening of Wingfoot One at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company factory in Suffolk, Ohio. From the company's announcement: "The new blimp features advanced on-board avionics and flight control systems with the capability to travel at faster speeds and hover in place. The spacious passenger gondola will provide an enhanced in-flight experience with sweeping, panoramic windows." They'll add two more over the next four years, while phasing out their two older blimps.

Image: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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