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Even with GPS I still got lost. Um?? I had no idea Waterloo Rd turned off of 224 and thought 224 remained Waterloo. Nope, I got to 43 and was like dafuq?! Turned down 43, then saw Waterloo, turned on that, as going down 43 seems to take forever; but I couldn't find Mishler Rd easily to go in the back way. WithOUT having to figure out where the fuck I was, it took me 12-15 minutes to get there. It took 12 minutes to get home. I do have a penchance for speed.

Observation lot wasn't open yet when I got there. I parked on a gravel pull around area across the road.

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TWO BLIMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wouldn't it be awesome if one blimp had 2 gondolas?

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Wingfoot One has been back to finally get the light display installed. She goes to Pittsburgh tomorrow and returns to Florida Monday.

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I dunno if these were crew or mechanics (there's another guy seated, you can see him behind the open door). I was there around 10am. Wingfoot Two was out late last night, so I hope the crew got a rest.

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I believe this is the light they use at night--not the display--but to help fly. It was on Wingfoot Two and she was out late last night.

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Wingfoot Two was on a different kind of mast. For some reason it brought to mind the song and video 'Safety Dance'.

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I gotta find out how this one works.

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Wingfoot One had the mobile mast attached to a truck.

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Like any true rock stars, the Goodyear Blimps not only have their own body guards; but also their own travel crew.

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blue_aardvark
Jun. 26th, 2016 03:27 pm (UTC)
Every time I see a blimp in the sky I imagine myself in Fokker Triplane attempting to shoot one down. Not that I don't like blimps, it's just an instinctual reaction, like scratching an itch.
misstia
Jun. 27th, 2016 12:11 am (UTC)
Noooooooooo!! Not the GOODYEAR BLIMP!!!!! Pretend to shoot down an 'imposter blimp'---imposter blimps are any that aren't Goodyear! :D
flying_blind
Mar. 15th, 2017 10:24 pm (UTC)
I thought you might be interested in this sad news (though not entirely sad since the gondola will be put on display in Ohio.)

Goodyear Blimp Deflated
misstia
Mar. 15th, 2017 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Oh that one photo made me cry---so sad seeing her deflated :( The gondola, from how it reads, will be at the base; but it's really rare to get a tour of the base! Not as rare as a ride; but almost.

That was the last of her kind in the world. The new blimps are stealthily quiet. You could hear SOI and others like her from up to 5 miles away---if you were a blimpologist :D Otherwise, just a couple miles.

The NEW ones took me awhile to HEAR. Until they went over my house a few times, did I finally HEAR Wingfoot One. Now I can pick up the new ones from about a mile. I don't think I can any further. TOO quiet!!

Thank you again for sharing this and thinking of me!
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