Monday, September 28, 2009

They let anyone on board these days...

A fireman, a man in a skimpy speedo, a captain, a construction worker covered in baby oil.....? If "Eureka" could blush, I'm sure she would have done.
Just one of the weird and wonderful things we end up doing on those blue 'special operations' days that you see on our flight calendar.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Practice, practice...

Rehearsing for Fleet Week this morning!

"That never happens in Flint."

Michael Moore was in San Francisco yesterday promoting his new movie "Capitalism: A love story" when "Eureka" flew over. The photographer of this great image, Eddie Codel, relayed that Michael said "That never happens in Flint" in reference to the Michigan city that is the HQ for General Motors and appears in many Michael Moore documentaries - presumably because it is his birthplace!

Anyway, we like to see that we can grab the attention of people who are used to grabbing all the attention themselves.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Airships and iPhones

Earlier this week, the Apple iPhone webpage posted a profile on Airship Ventures as a business that uses iPhones. There are some wonderful shots of "Eureka" as well as our operations.

You'll have to click on the link above to get to the video.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Whale of a time...

Yesterday all the flights were amazed by the marine life we could see from the airship. Jim took this amazing close up picture of a blue whale with the shadow of the airship. Magical!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pilot Jim Dexter with his best Hollywood shades on

DFO and PIC Jim Dexter with his best Hollywood shades on.

Photo by Josh Ravetch

Friday, September 4, 2009

Awe Inspiring When Empty

We're debating if you could get 12 or 16 ships in here.

Reserved Parking

Wow, they must have known we were coming. AVI (Airship Ventures, Inc.) reserved parking!

Hello Tustin

Looks familiar!

We're doing a site survey today.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Breakdown making the evening commute nasty.

KNX Traffic

Megan gets ready to report

The Intrepid Reporters of KNX 1070

Meghan Reyes (Traffic Reporter) and Ron Kilgore (Bureau Chief) of KNX1070 Radio pose after doing the first LA area live traffic report via Zeppelin.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ron from KNX 1070 interviews Buzz

Ron from KNX 1070 interviews Buzz

Wheels Down, Long Beach

And sporting our new banner!

Over LAX

Nearly down! Got a 15kt tail wind.

Passing over LAX


Diablo canyon power station

Morro Rock

Some amazing rocks around here. Buzz says that he's seen some pretty
amazing rocks too!!


Catching up with Stillman of the Red Zeppelin Winery who is waiting on
a pier to see us!

Men do use maps, really

Fritz double checks some restricted zones!

Video Postcards

Brian is using iChat video conferencing to show his mom Big Sur. "Hi

Mission Control

Multi-tasking comes easy when you've walked on the Moon.

Ocean view

Out over the Monterey bay!

Nearly at Santa cruz

Making good time. Jim is talking with Buzz in the cockpit.


Jim found this popular mechanics mag from July 1994 which has a
Zeppelin AND Buzz on the cover!

Wheels up!

Flying this morning with a real super hero - Buzz Aldrin!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Headed South

The LA Transit flight is a Go for tomorrow. We will have a very very special guest aboard and will be blogging and tweeting as we go.

And we decided to put our own name on one side of the airship so that people know that they can actually buy a ticket to fly on us!

Look out for us on our travels tomorrow. We'll be Up Ship around 9am from Moffett. ETA in Long Beach probably between 4-6pm.