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Goodyear has maintained a fleet of blimps for many decades. They are replacing the blimp fleet with Zeppelins. The last Goodyear blimp will be retired in 2016.
At the time of the building of the LZ-126 and LZ-127, the Zeppelin Airship Company produced portfolios of photographs documenting their construction and early flights.
The Airship Ventures Zeppelin N704LZ Eureka visited Arizona in October 2011.
The Airship Ventures Zeppelin N704LZ Eureka cruised across Santa Barbara County on its way from Long Beach to its home base at Moffett Field on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. It is seen here over Isla Vista at 1:22 PM PDT. It was cruising at an altitude of 2,800 feet and a speed of 37 knots.
The Airship Ventures Zeppelin N704LZ cruised across Santa Barbara County on its way from Long Beach to its home base at Moffett Field on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. It is seen here over Buellton at 1:30 PM. It was cruising at an altitude of 1,900 feet and a speed of 29 knots.
The Airship Ventures Zeppelin N704LZ cruised high over the Santa Barbara Channel on its way from San Bernardino to Salinas on Friday, October 24. It will be based at Moffett Field and give aerial tours.
Mobile Airships sells Indoor and Outdoor unmanned radio controlled (R/C) Blimps.
The Naval Airship Association serves to gather, perpetuate and disseminate the lighter-than-air expertise and knowledge that has been accumulated during the U.S. Navy's long involvement with the development and employment of lighter-than-air principles in military aviation.
Zepellins eat blimps for breakfast on John Dziadecki's Airship Page.
Dr. Eckener's Dream Machine : The Great Zeppelin and the Dawn of Air Travel by Douglas Botting
When Giants Roamed the Sky: Karl Arnstein and the Rise of Airships from Zeppelin to Goodyear by Dale Topping
Golden Age of the Great Passenger Airships : Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg by Harold G. Dick
The Great Dirigibles : Their Triumphs and Disasters by John Toland
Inside the Hindenburg by Mireille Majoor
The Hindenburg by Patrick O'Brien
Sky Ships : A History of the Airship in the United States Navy by William A. Althoff
The Zeppelin in Combat : A History of the German Naval Airship Division 1912-1918 by Douglas H. Robinson.
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Go to home page of the Goleta Air and Space Museum.
Edited February 8, 1997