Monday, November 28, 2011

Flight of the Mini Macon

View of the Test Flight from Above
Last month, a 20 foot working model of the Macon built by Jack Clemens was flown in our hangar at Moffett Field.

There was nice coverage by the San Jose Mercury News as well as other local news outlets.

After two prior attempts -- one was destroyed by his pet cat, one drifted away on a test flight -- this was the 3rd model that he had made, and fortunately for all of us, it was a success.

Hats off to Jack and his mini-macon!

Comic Art - Eureka!

Over the holiday weekend one of the followers of our facebook page posted the story of their airship flight using a cool web site/tool called "Pixton". Pixton lets you create your own comic strips online with pictures you upload, and characters you create and then arrange to tell a story.

Be sure to check out the whole story online!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Grand Theft Airship?

The new video trailer for Grand Theft Auto V by Rockstar Games features appearances by an airship. You can spot it in the background over the city several times. A few of those times, it looks like it could be the Goodyear Blimp. A few other times, it looks long and slender, like it could be Eureka. As both airships sail the skies of LA, could be either! But we have our favorite.

Check out the video and see which airship YOU think it is!

Scan for it at the following points -- 00:17 over the golf course, 1:04, 1:09, and 1:11 above the city.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wall Street Journal Holiday Charters Ad

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, look for our holiday charters ad in the Wall Street Journal today!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Flight School

Juergen teaching airship structure basics to a class of pilots, inspectors and engineers.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quote for the Day

"These are not the world's slowest aircraft, they are the world's fastest ships."
 -- Chuck Myers, veteran military pilot and president of AeroCounsel

Saturday, November 5, 2011

26,347 Nautical Miles

This diagram illustrates the Oakland, California to Oakland, California round-the-world trip this aircraft took back in 1997.

Grumman Loo with a View

The original loo with the view, this lavatory also has a shower!
Clearly we need to get our engineers working to meet this challenge!

Grumman Albatros

Reid Dennis took this floatplane around the world. Here she is on display at the Hiller Museum benefit gala.