May 11, 2008
Airship Ventures has stationed its newly commissioned Zeppelin NT (new technology) at Moffett Field, a former U.S. Navy dirigible field, located 12 miles from the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
The 12-passenger airship features a comfortable, quiet cabin with wrap-around windows for 360-degree views, individual airline passenger seating, and a rest room. Passengers can cruise at 35 mph at altitudes of 1,200 to 1,500 feet msl.
One-hour flights around the South Bay cost $495 per person. Flights on Thursday, Nov. 6 depart at 1:35 p.m., 2:40 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. Flights on Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday Nov. 8, depart at 11:10 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 2:40 p.m., and 3:45 pm.
The management team running Chelton Flight Systems and S-Tec Corp. in Mineral Wells, Texas, for parent Cobham Avionics saw an opportunity and bought in.
AOPA met with key California legislative staffers to educate them on a proposed overflight of parks regulation.
Calculating weight and balance is an important task for pilots. AOPA members share their personal favorite weight-and-balance apps.
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