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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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


I gotta find out how this one works.


Wingfoot One had the mobile mast attached to a truck.


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







( 4 Peaces spoken — Speak your peace )
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.
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
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
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!
( 4 Peaces spoken — Speak your peace )


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