Friday, April 23, 2010

Set up

We're delighted to have found some new flight operations personnel in
the LA area so that we have a local crew. Today is the first on duty
day for some of the new crew! Good Luck guys!

Da Vinci Operations!

At Long Beach starting operations from Da Vincis Ristorante at the
airfield. Wonderful hospitality and views of Eureka taking off and
landing, not to mention good food!! Come and watch, even if you aren't
flying with us.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Never Before Coffee

Last night, during some late-night tinkering with our tracking code, I fell asleep on the keyboard. The result? Some very odd dreams, to be sure, but what else? An overnight space, time and mind-bending Zeppelin flight TO our current position from Germany, ostensibly, according to our tracking page!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Biplane Escorts in San Diego

Don Kohlbauer sends us these pictures of the USS Shenandoah moored in San Diego in October 1924:

And the "biplane escort" he received on his flight in April 2010.

We're looking forward to our next trip back, scheduled for May 28-29, 2010.

Thanks Don!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

NBC Bay Area -- Watch the Giants in a Zeppelin!

NBC joins us for a flight over AT&T Park in this story that aired April 13, 2010.

Would you be interesting in watching a Giants game from our Ultimate Skybox? Let us know!

View more news videos at:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Folsom Lake

Having fun in the Sacramento environs!

3:25pm Arrival

Old Sacramento

Downtown Sacramento

Blurry but interesting!

Quick swing by downtown on our way to McClellan.



Coming into the city.


Cows on the islands in the delta.


Flying up the delta.

Naval mothball fleet. This is amazingly cool to fly over.

C&H Sugar Plant

Refineries of Richmond

Passing Oakland

I always think that the Port looks like Lego bricks from the air!

On our way to Sacramento!

Sacramento here we come

Prepping for a 11:15 departure. We're headed for McClellan just outside of downtown Sacramento for a 2 day 1 night visit to the capital. We'redoing press flights today and passenger operations tomorrow.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Rocketship Ventures?

There was a fairly long line to wait your turn to climb aboard this towering rocket ship.

Zeppelin Art Car

A Zeppelin art car at Yuri's Night Bay Area.

The car was built and displayed by brothers Joe and (our own) Brian Metzler, originally shown in 2006 at Burning Man.

Friday, April 9, 2010

First iPad in a Zeppelin

First iPad in a Zeppelin award goes to Michael Cierpka of Zeppelin...

How do we see it fitting into our daily routine? Among other things, it would be handy to keep electronic versions of the stacks of manuals on devices like the iPad.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Day Trips

We're looking forward to going back to San Diego at the end of May for the weekend before memorial day!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Point Loma

Out to Sea


Hover Demo at Montgomery Field

Salt Ponds of San Diego

1:20pm Arrival at Brown Field


I'm told this is a bull fighting arena.

Just north of the border, a few miles from Brown Field.

Downtown San Diego

Passing San Diego Lindberg

Torrey Pines

Race Track

Hovercraft Base

Passing a hovercraft base. Go Navy!

San Diego here we come!

We've departed Long Beach on schedule for a full day of flights over San Diego.

Thanks to coverage by the local press, we've already sold out the originally scheduled flights and have added some more. This will be our first full day of passenger operations over San Diego since we covered the Farmers Insurance open at Torrey Pines.

We're looking forward to once again seeing the tall masted sailing ships and naval ships in the harbor, the majestic Hotel Coronado and the submarines at Point Loma.

To book one of the additional flights today, or our next return to San Diego May 28, call our Reservations Specialists at 650-969-8100 x111.