Things airship related and the back story on operating the Airship Ventures Zeppelin “Eureka” in the USA.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Hauling @$$ - 71 Knots Ground Speed
On the way from Moffett Field to Long Beach last week we had a 29 knot tail wind. Combined with our "Sunday Drive" cruise speed of 42 knots, we were doing a healthy 71 knots ground speed. Had we kicked her into "highway" maximum speed, we could have been been doing well over 90. Needless to say, we set our own internal record for the southbound transit.
We're heading back home Tuesday morning. We typically hit a head wind on the northbound route. What comes around, goes around.