Airships Again

I have this thing for Airships. I know, it was a technological dead-end, and the feasibility of modern commercial air travel via airship is the equivalent of the slow boat to China, but I’ve never stopped thinking that something with that much awesome in...

Gone in Sixty Seconds: The Hindenburg Disaster

Perhaps moreso than any other date, May 6, 1937 marks what is probably the final nail in the coffin of the great Age of the Airship. 36 souls were lost when the LZ-129 Hindenburg went down in flames in Lakehurst, NJ, after a Transatlantic flight from Germany. Wind...

Something About an Airship

We are all familiar with the Goodyear Blimp and the Superbowl and the occasional hot-air balloon.  When we think of “blimp” we think of something rather like a large balloon–big, bulky, ungainly, and maybe just a little bit bumbly-looking, compared...

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