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A Blimp Just Flew Over My House!  
User currently offlineB787 From Australia, joined May 2005, 155 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 3856 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?

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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

Quoting B787 (Thread starter):
When did it arrive?

You don't know when it arrived over your house ??????



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineLhrmaccoll From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

We sometimes see a Sanyo or Goodyear blimp pootling around over Windsor and Reading
They are good beds for advertising


[Edited 2006-08-02 16:24:25]

User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

Quoting Lhrmaccoll (Reply 2):
They are good beds for advertising

Yes, and good radar platforms. Imagine a huge radome inside the envelope.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1592 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3683 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.

User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

There should be one in just south of Flint Michigan this week-end for the
Tiger Open...I mean the Buick Open Golf match.
The tournement is at Grand Blanc(say Blank) near FNT.

safe



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User currently offlineB787 From Australia, joined May 2005, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

Quoting Viv (Reply 1):

You don't know when it arrived over your house ??????

lol... let me re-phrase, when did it arrive in town?


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5821 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3397 times:
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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!
User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5845 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3374 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'.
User currently offlineJeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 622 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

Most of these smaller blimps are owned and operated by The Lightship Group LLC. www.lightships.com

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