Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Last Piece

Work continues apace on #4. Last week while visiting Zeppelin, I was fortunate to be around as the last piece of the frame was being assembled - the nosecone!

With this last bit in place, the frame is now ready to accept the envelope. If you have been following other blogs, such as Airshipworld, you'll know that the envelope had recently been undergoing pressure testing and other final adjustments.

Feel a bit daring? Strap on, and stroll the catwalk -- present during assembly and inspection, it can be used to inspect or work on the frame from inside the envelope. As much as I had wanted to, it will have to wait for a future date!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Richtung Zürich

It was a beautiful day on the Bodensee when I took my trusty steed, the Audi TT, on a ferry -- to pay a visit to Skycruise Switzerland.

Skycruise flies the Skyship 600 on passenger and advertising missions in Europe and elsewhere.

First flown in 1984, the Skyship is probably best known to the general public as the craft flown by the character Max Zorin in the James Bond film A View to a Kill, or more recently as the Ron Paul Blimp.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Shortly we'll be announcing some news and there will be some revamps to our website along with a number of job postings. So if you're a loyal blog reader, consider this your heads up to keep an eye out for an email from us (if you're signed up to the list).

In the meantime, to give you a flavor of progress, here are a few fun images. Every new office needs a guy in a server closet, but we'll have to pull down a few old signs so that we don't scare visitors away!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Hungary Day

We get stats delivered on our website and blog. Nothing record breaking right now as we aren't exactly in high gear and attracting lots of traffic. However when I casually glanced at the report today for our website, I was immediately attracted to the map of the world with a small dark green blob in the middle. Hmm, what country was it that seemed to be the home for the majority of the hits on the website that day? Very weird, it was Hungary!

What had caused that? Were the Hungarians in the market for a Zeppelin? Did we have a fan who had blogged about us? Subsequent investigation led us to this website (in Hungarian) and a story about one of our investors who happened to mention us in an interview.

Very Cool.