B787 From Australia, joined May 2005, 152 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3381 times:
I just got home from work and heard a strange buzzing sound coming from outside. Like all good enthusiasts I ran outside and saw an airship (blimp) floating over. It was red with 'Holden' written alongside, and flashy lights underneath.
I didn't know there was a new airship flying around. What's the deal with it? When did it arrive?
Ramprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3208 times:
I grew up a couple cities over from Carson California. I use to see the Goodyear blimp fly over my house a lot in the 70's and 80's. They still used light bulbs for the electric display on the sides of it. It was a cool site.
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5692 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2922 times:
There is a new airship in town... well that depends what town in Australia you are in, On August 3rd it was reported on an IFR (I Follow Roads) flight from Melbourne to Sydney roughly along the route of the Hume Highway.
It is sponsored by General Motors-Holden and will be seen around the country over the next 12 months.
If I wasn't working Friday I would head down the Hume and meet it!!
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5421 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2899 times:
Quoting Ramprat74 (Reply 4): I grew up a couple cities over from Carson California. I use to see the Goodyear blimp fly over my house a lot in the 70's and 80's. They still used light bulbs for the electric display on the sides of it. It was a cool site.
Me too. I used to watch the Goodyear blimp (much bigger and faster) turn inside the Fuji blimp's track over Palos Verdes and blow the Fuji half way to Catalina. I think the Goodyear was based in Dominguez Hills; it was visible from the Harbor Freeway.
I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.