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10 items tagged “airships”


The world’s largest aircraft breaks cover in Silicon Valley. “At 124.5 meters long, Pathfinder 1 dwarfs the current Goodyear airships and even the massive Stratolaunch plane designed to launch orbital rockets. It’s the largest aircraft to take to the skies since the gargantuan Hindenburg airship of the 1930s.” # 8th November 2023, 10:12 pm


Airships: a second age. Telegraph profile of Hybrid Air Vehicles, a company that is building a new generation of ultra-lightweight airships at Cardington in Bedford, initially aimed at lengthy surveillance missions over Afghanistan. # 9th August 2010, 12:34 pm


DRGBLZ. lolzeppelins? # 11th November 2008, 3:13 pm

Soviet diribles. Pictures of Soviet dirigibles. # 16th October 2008, 3:10 pm

I love Zeppelins, and you should too (via) Slides from my PyCon UK lightning talk on Zeppelins. I’ve annotated them using SlideShare comments. # 13th September 2008, 6:38 pm

АЭРОКРАТ КОНЦЕПТ (via) Another great Airship blog. I don’t speak Russian, but the photos and videos speak for themselves. # 16th August 2008, 11:50 pm

Up Ship!: New Branding. I hadn’t realised the Airpship Ventures Zeppelin (en route to San Francisco) is going to be used for the Stella Artois Star Over London promotion—they’ve just changed the livery. # 7th July 2008, 11:13 am

Could Zeppelins soon grace our skies again? The new Zeppelin NT can travel at 125 mph, the same speed as a high speed train—and could cross the Atlantic in 43 hours. This is the same model Airship Ventures (the Californian startup) are using. # 7th June 2008, 2:10 pm

Airship Ventures (via) New startup providing tours of Silicon Valley in a frickin’ Zeppelin. Strangely enough I’ve been complaining about the lack of Zeppelins over Silicon Valley for several years. Really. # 12th May 2008, 6:41 pm