The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company unveiled its latest airship in Ohio last week. The blimp is an all-new, state-of-the-art version that is larger, faster, more maneuverable than previous models. In fact, it’s not really a blimp – it’s a zeppelin. It’s the first of three zeppelins the company plans to build, and it’s newest one has started making test flights this month from Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake Hangar in Ohio.
Goodyear currently has three blimps flying in the U.S. to advertise the company. In what year did Goodyear build and operate its first commercial blimp?
Goodyear began producing airship envelopes in 1911 and started producing airships for the Navy in 1917. But they introduced their own blimp, The Pilgrim, in 1925.
As part of its new airship’s commissioning, Goodyear is running a “Name the Blimp” contest, which is open to residents of the United States and runs until April 4. The winner will get the use of the blimp for a day. So go to www. Goodyear.com and submit your name for the blimp!
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- Mark – W6MWL
- Murray – WA6USL
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