B787
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A Blimp Just Flew Over My House!

Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:36 pm

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?
 
viv
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RE: A Blimp Just Flew Over My House!

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:20 pm

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

You don't know when it arrived over your house ??????
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RE: A Blimp Just Flew Over My House!

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:23 pm

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]
 
viv
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RE: A Blimp Just Flew Over My House!

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:38 pm

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

Yes, and good radar platforms. Imagine a huge radome inside the envelope.
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RE: A Blimp Just Flew Over My House!

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: A Blimp Just Flew Over My House!

Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:43 am

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.

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B787
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RE: A Blimp Just Flew Over My House!

Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:40 pm

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?
 
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RE: A Blimp Just Flew Over My House!

Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:55 pm

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!!
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RE: A Blimp Just Flew Over My House!

Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: A Blimp Just Flew Over My House!

Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:01 am

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