The Goodyear Blimp is the collective name for a fleet of blimps operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for advertising purposes and for use as a television camera platform for aerial views of sporting events. Goodyear began producing airship envelopes in 1911 and introduced its own blimp, Pilgrim, in 1925.
Designated a GZ (Goodyear-Zeppelin) 20A, the Spirit of Innovation, a...
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's Wingfoot Lake Airship Base, sometimes called "The Kitty Hawk of Lighter-Than-Air," is the oldest airship base in the United States. The Spirit of Goodyear blimp is based at this facility at Suffield,OH.
This hangar for dirigibles and blimps was at one time the largest building in the world without internal supports. Served as a hangar for the former Goodyear Zepplin in the days of huge dirigibles. Now owned by Lockheed Martin.
Commissioned September 15, 1942 and named for the sawmill community, which it replaced, NAS Richmond became the world’s largest blimp base. Located on 2,107 acres nineteen miles southwest of Miami’s central business district, the need for this facility came from the Nazi U-boat threat to Allied merchant marine. To provide anti-submarine patrol, rescue, escort and utility services in this area, ...
As the most recognized blimps in the country, the MetLife Blimps have become a vital part of sports television coverage as well as an invaluable icon of MetLife.
The blimps play an integral role in the company’s marketing program, covering approximately 70 televised events a year as well as supporting MetLife activities with special flyovers of employee, client, and consumer eve...
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