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Goodyear blimp...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Dalton Wayne, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    Flew over my house yesterday, I would love to ride on it sometime, anybody ever flew in one?
    Regards
    DW
     
  2. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

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    I not only rode in one, I actually got to fly it. What an experience!

    Did you know that it is the only form of aircraft on which seatbelts aren't required?
     

  3. Reheater

    Reheater Yarr

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    Blimps are the granny scooter of the Aviation world.

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    I love my Big Green Murder Wagon.




    I used to fly out of Akron-Fulton when I was in college a lot and the hanger they keep that thing in is so big it actually creates a crosswind in the middle of the runway. Makes it very interesting when you go from full left pedel to full right pedel in the middle of a climb.
     
  4. MO Fugga

    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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    If I can retire properly, screw the RV and yacht... gimme one of these!


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  5. Adjuster

    Adjuster

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    I live with the blimp buzzing over my home on a daily basis 8hrs per day. The buzzing becomes a loud roar when it needs to gain altitude fast or has some serious winds to deal with.
     
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    Zell IrregularMember

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    Looks like a flying Whale.:)
     
  7. MO Fugga

    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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    And would pe painted/finished as such! Shamu, with shark teeth?
     
  8. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

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    In 2000 the Goodyear Blimp visited Las Vegas, I got to ride in it and take photos for the paper I worked at then.

    Very smooth, quiet ride.
     
  9. Free Radical

    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

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    I think they are cool as hell.
    BTW, there are 3.
     
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    Atlas transmogrifier

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    My uncle flew one for the Navy in WWII.
    Atlantic coastal patrol...
     
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  11. GVIFlyer

    GVIFlyer Senior Member

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    I've never had the good fortune to fly one, but I've flown in the German blimp König Pilsner.

    I've always wanted to fly a blimp - I'd like to try a "Hiss-Out" and a "Bag-Over".
     
  12. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Me? No. Former client was a Hindenburg survivor, tho.
     
  13. SnowCajun

    SnowCajun Old, no cure!

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    Sometime during the late 1960's I'd let my Rat Terrier dog out in our fenced in back yard to do his business, and I was sitting in the livingroom watching TV. I could see the backyard through the screen door and the dog had started barking, I glanced towards the backyard and the dog looking up and he was standing on his hind legs jumping up and down barking like crazy. I got up and went outside to see what the commotion was about.

    I heard an airplane passing over so I looked up, but it wasn't an airplane, it was the Goodyear blimp and it looked to be about 100 or so feet about the house. It honestly scared the heck out of me at first to see something that huge right above my head like that. It landed out at our small local airport and stayed a few days for people to come out and see, which we did, and it was cool, but I'll always remember how huge that thing was right above my head like that so unexpectedly.
     
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    Great Picture!
     
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    Great picture!

    "Big Green Murder Wagon", huh? Crazy Horse got a raw deal from Wiki-Leak.
     
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    Ah, the aircraft that could be posted in response to this. HH
     
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    I'll be using helium...
     
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    They fly right over my house all the time en-route to their dock near Akron, OH.
     
  20. BobbyS

    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

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    One time I saw the Goodyear blimp do a 4 point roll and then a split-S