Things airship related and the back story on operating the Airship Ventures Zeppelin “Eureka” in the USA.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Looking forward to the sun
All the shots we have of #4 right now are in cold and moody skies. Not even photoshop could perk them up! Here's one of the best we have, and we're looking forward to getting some from her flights once the sun comes out!
Does she have a name yet?
I mean, a name you're willing to divulge...
Well, I have my own name for her, but we haven't yet decided if we'll go for some kind of contest or make an executive decision! What do you think we should call her?
Historically, it seems like most of the passenger Zeppelins were either named after places or people - LZ-7 Deutschland, LZ-10 Schwaben, LZ-11 Viktoria Luise, etc.
(And one mustn't forget the LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin, of course.
The US has never had any passenger Zeppelins, though of course the military had USS Los Angeles (LZ-126) which followed the pattern.
So this is a really long-winded way of saying that you should maybe name it after its home port...
there was once a small airship called HeLene. A bit silly but I loved her.
Ah, she's a beautiful ship for sure.
I'm so getting excited about the entire world seeing these magnificent
airships back in the skies where they below. They are harbinger's of a nobler, more peaceful world. For this
61 year old, it's the dream that makes me feel like a kid again.
Absolutely beautiful. This is a dream I thought we'd never see again.
Makes this 61 year old feel like a kid again.
How about Los Angeles II ? The Los Angeles was the prior Zeppelin to fly in the US and she was a lucky ship.
Very nice... Will she be shipped or flown across Atlantic??
I live in Canada and on TV right now an insurance company, Desjardins Insurance, has a 30-second commercial running that features airships. Unfortunately, it's not in a flattering way. A news item about the commercial says:
"Both of the 30-second TV ads use humour to get the message across. In one, viewers are asked to imagine what cars, and shopping carts, and even roller blades would be like if the initial invention of the wooden wheel hadn't been improved over the years. The second focuses on commercial flight, showing passengers in an unimproved "airship," rather than a modern jet airliner." Ouch!!!!
You can see a poster for the campaign here:
A blogger has more information here:
Best of luck!
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