Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Day Four

The convoy is evaluating the weather on whether to to stop for at least a day here in Tucson to do some check flights with the FAA. There were a lot of thermals today, so if there is no wind tomorrow, then the team will probably stay in Tucson and get the remaining paperwork stuff done. If there are winds, then they'll pack up and head onwards while the weather is good and then we'll have to work with the FAA at Palm Springs! There's no such thing as a defined schedule with an airship...

6 comments:

Chris in Oakland said...

Is there a reason this needed to be done in Tucson or was this just a convenient place to do it. I wouldn't imagine that the FAA has a whole lot of pilots with Zeppelin experience.

Alex Hall said...

It's convenient to do it here, or at Goodyear Field in Phoenix. The weather is much better than other places (Like Beaumont!)

Daniel Von Fange said...

Lol, your edit took out all the stuff about everyone from the FAA being nice people.

mihara said...

How fantastic view that I never see in Japan!

I would hope this great flights are recorded on movie.
Someday, will I see these view and white ship on DVD?

Brian Hall said...

I have some video I have shot on the transit I will be uploading to the airshipventures YouTube account once I have a high speed connection.

bats :[ said...

Hi, Alex,
We weren't able to get out to Marana today. If you're leaving tomorrow (Thursday), do you know when that will happen? Maybe we can at least wave Bon Voyage and give you a hearty "Luftschiff Hoch!"