Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wait a minute, how about having the Zeppelin follow the motorcade?......Watch this space..
Monday, June 29, 2009
The International is getting ready for its first road trip which will be to Los Angeles (there are only 140miles on the odometer right now). We'll post some pictures of the airship on her shiny white mast truck as soon as we get some!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
"23andMe, Inc. is the leading personal genetics company dedicated to helping individuals understand their own genetic information through DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools. The company's Personal Genome Service™ enables individuals to gain deeper insights into their ancestry and inherited traits."
The team captured this fantastic time-lapse video of the decals being applied. It took 1 day per-side to do the application -- they started on Monday, and finished Tuesday evening.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The branding was finished tonight and roll out is tomorrow. Watch this space for a new timelapse!
Thanks to Matthew K and the team for the photos and hard work!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
We were host to the Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley this weekend. It was a great use of the facilities. -- the event included presentations by the alumni association, staff of Airship Ventures, and an astronaut! Lunch was held on the lawn, and there were ample opportunities to view the airship.
(Pictures thanks to George Hamma)
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Roger Smith, a software developer I know, suggesting this stop on the tour, wrote:
Stuck in a corner of Moffett (101 & 237), it is technically an Air Force installation that is being decommissioned. It was owned by various three letter agencies in it's heyday. Reportedly there were (still are?) more nuclear weapons aimed at that site than any other place on earth. It was the US hub for spy satellite telecommunications. The dish array kinda gives that away. The biggest cube is (was ?) filled with jet turbines for power generation.
Also known as Onizuka Air Force Station, check out what wikipedia has to say.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
We've completed our second Pilot Experience Day
In addition to California, these pilots had come from Washington state, South Dakota, Texas and Florida to learn about, and fly, the Eureka.
It started yesterday with a half day of ground school, pilots reception, and informal dinner. Then bright and early the 2nd day started with breakfast, trip to the hangar to watch the ship come out, and then the prize -- 30+ minutes of stick time for each of the 6 pilots.
The day wrapped with a celebratory champagne toast and log book sign-off. It isn't many log books that you'll see "NT-07" and "N704LZ" appear in!
When asked for their reaction flying our girl, several pilots remarked that it was "humbling" and "amazing -- unlike anything they had ever experienced".
There were so many amazing stories shared over the two days -- some were EAA members that had built their own planes over the years, others were commercial pilots, a few had served in the military. They all shared a love of aviation and delight in a shared experience.
Interested? We're opening up additional sessions in August and September. Just call reservations at 650-969-8100x111 for more information.