Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Luftschiff Log Entry One.

I assume that you're here because you are curious.........
possibly even slightly passionate......... about airships.
So are we.
We want one.
Enough to work out how to get one.

And we want to let people see the world from a few hundred feet above the ground. Quietly and in quality surroundings. Without being shaken around like in a helicopter, and with accurate control where you go (unlike a balloon). (Oh, and in relation to the latter mode of transportation, without having to get up at the crack of dawn as we're really not morning people.)

So we've embarked upon a journey where every day we encounter another unique circumstance, another quirky idea or thought, a new inspiration or person and of course, another piece of red tape.

We like red tape because we'll eventually BE the scissors. And we'll cut through it, drink the champagne, and say 'luftschiff hoch!'

But until that time we thought it would be fun to chronicle all these unique things that will make our journey memorable. We hope you'll enjoy it with us, and be ready to buy your ticket when we launch.

9 comments:

Paul Adams said...

Is there contact information for Venture Airships? I would like to discuss the idea with you.

Paulblimp@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Expecting flight over el paso, tx this afternoon.I will be watching the sky. HAPPY LANDINGS!

Anonymous said...

I've only seen your blimp in the sky a couple of times...and it seems kind of plain. Have you ever considered advertising to spice it up a bit?
~Chris from Alameda

rob said...

this is a waste of money

Martin said...

Very best of luck with this venture. I believe this will become a popuar mode of leisure transport in the near future. It's unlikely I will get to the US again but if I do you guys will be top of my agenda.

Phil said...

I wish you were on the east coast.
It would also be nice if it were a tad more affordable, however...

@rob:... I'd hardly call it a waste of money. If LAVs don't inspire or excite you, go look at and do something that does, or kindly STFU.

I was a bit surprised to see that the interior looks so sterile and modern. I suppose it's the Steampunk in me, but I'd expect something a little less... airline-y. Burgundies and oaks and brass.

john said...

Outstanding! Yesterday took my wife on a 30 minute flight over San Diego for her Birthday. The staff ( esp Meghan) were extremely cordial, efficient and safety minded. Seats were spacious with outstanding views of the Bay, Coronado Bridge, Petco Park, Midway, and highlighted by watching our shadow drift over Lindberg Field. Highly recommend.

airship zepplin said...

this is really cool. i wish i can have a chance to try this or have one. it will be great!

Anonymous said...

Airships are very cool and practical. Hopefully you are doing a massive study on the value of cargo lift. I see you are looking for A&P. If this were 1968 I would pack my tools, crank up my custom S and head your way. Luck has nothing to do with flight.