Tuesday, May 20, 2008

While we're waiting..

A weather front has moved in and the full run up engine tests which were to be done outside this morning have not happened. We are all watching the weather with a close eye to see when we might get the window for the final checks and then a window to fly. Watch this space.

In the meantime, here is a great picture from last week of feet inside the ship. I was fortunate to be able to go inside the Zeppelin before the helium was put in and to see the whole structure, ballonets (air bags) etc. It was quite an experience. The Zeppelin engineers were doing final pinhole checks on the air bags with a fog machine, having already done it with light. When the time came to exit the ship, we went down through the front ballonet, which was rather like walking into a dense nightclub atmosphere!

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