Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Night Time Ops and Hangar Time Lapse

Check out this time-lapse and live footage of Eureka operating out of Moffett Field, CA, Hangar 2, courtesy of Singularity University.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Loo With A View

Look what just hit my desk -- Luke Barclay's 'Good Loo Hunting,' a little coffee table book of some of the world's "most scenic cisterns and panoramic privies." And what's this featured on page 14? Eureka's private office, of course!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Zeppelin Anime - Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky

First the Zeppelin NT made a guest audio appearance in the Disney-Pixar movie UP. Now we hear from Hiroyuki Watanabe, our airship friend in Japan, that the NT has an on-screen role in a major Japanese animated feature, "Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky".

The DVD and Blu-ray versions are slated to be released November 16.

In the meantime, see this clip featuring the airship on YouTube.

Be sure to watch the whole thing, as there is a mix of animation and some live action shots of ship #2 in the closing credits (about 7 minutes into the clip).

Down at the Farm

Yesterday, the Farmers Airship made her debut on FarmVille, a virtual airship, protecting virtual crops.

Learn more at the Farmers facebook page.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Can you hear me now?

Matthew and Jeremy send these pictures of our transponder passing inspection, thanks to a visit from Barry Turner Avionics.

We are required to test it at least once every 2 years, and our last test was done back in 2008 upon arrival to the US in Beaumont, Texas.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Stanford Game

Jeffrey Vaughn sent us these photos he took aboard Eureka on Saturday while covering the Stanford Game.

This was our first football game, and the first football game ever to be covered by a Zeppelin!

Zeppelin Flautist

Mark may or may not have been the first to perform live music aboard Eureka, but he was definitely the first flautist! He peformed in a band in high school and college called, appropriately, the Hugo Eckener Septet.

Mark and his wife Julie flew with us during our visit to Seattle.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

1925 Cadillac Phaeton

The first Farmers auto policy was written in 1928 for a 1925 Cadillac Phaeton similar to this example -- a beautiful car wonderfully restored.


Featured in the new University of Farmers TV spots. I want one.

Farmers Hot Air Balloon

Checking out the Farmers hot air Balloon at an event in Agoura Hills.