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British firm buys 12 huge airships

Article | Mar 31, 2016

At least three large airfoil airships are in development or test flights, but only one can claim confirmed orders. Lockheed Martin's cargo airship has 12 orders from a company in England.

Two heavy haulers floating to market

Article | Mar 29, 2016

A British non-rigid airship is returning to the skies after it was rejected four years ago by the U.S. Army in hopes of attracting a civilian market while the Aeroscraft of Los Angles continues development.

Wingfoot One: Goodyear’s newest airship isn’t a blimp

Article | Sep 26, 2014

Wingfoot One: Goodyear’s newest airship isn’t a blimp

'Wingfoot One' christened

Article | Aug 28, 2014

Television personality Robin Roberts swung the champagne and took a ceremonial maiden voyage Aug. 23, christening the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. airship Wingfoot One.

AOPA Live This Week - July 3, 2014

Video | Jul 03, 2014

Fly along with us as Snoopy 2 tucks in “tight” on Snoopy 1. Find out what it’s like to fly a blimp. We visit a New England airport restaurant with chowder worth the flight. Updates on the avgas and medical certificate issues, and a tribute to your freedom to fly.

AOPA Live This Week - June 26, 2014

Video | Jun 25, 2014

We fly the Howard 500. The breakfast bunch flies a C-45 named Chow Hound. The USA Today debacle continues. The National Park Service clamps down on drones.

Goodyear unveils new airship

Article | Mar 20, 2014

Goodyear has unveiled its newest airship—or blimp, if you’re not too technical about it.

What it takes to become a blimp pilot

Article | Sep 04, 2013

Pilots wanting to become professional airship pilots need a commercial rating and 50 hours of blimp time.

Hindenburg theories tested for Discovery Channel

Article | Dec 13, 2012

Decades after the giant airship Hindenburg became a synonym for disaster on an epic scale, engineers and historians mounted an unprecedented attempt to re-create the fatal flight with scale models and settle the debate.