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.
AOPA expressed concern in a meeting with town officials from East Hampton, New York, that restrictions proposed to curb airport noise “overwhelmingly” generated by transient commercial flights would unfairly burden traditional airport users.
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