Goodyear's New Blimp Is Named 'Wingfoot One'

Goodyear unveiled its new, state of the art blimp (technically a Zeppelin model LZ N07-101 semi-rigid airship) four months ago at their Wingfoot Lake hangar in Suffield Ohio. It's bigger and faster than any of the 300 airships they've ever built. And now, after a worldwide naming contest, Wingfoot One will be its… » 7/23/14 1:48pm 7/23/14 1:48pm

Anti-Spying Groups Flew A Blimp Over A NSA Data Center Today

Greenpeace, along with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) flew a 135-foot airship over the NSA data center in Bluffdale, Utah on Friday morning, carrying a giant banner which read, "Illegal Spying Below." » 6/27/14 6:16pm 6/27/14 6:16pm

This Hovering French Drone Is Coming To Watch You From 13 Miles Up

The space division of French aerospace firm Thales Alenia is developing a drone/blimp hybrid called the StratoBus. The company claims many functions for the blimp including observation, meteorology, and telecom, but if you watched the video, you'll be thinking "spy blimp." » 3/26/14 2:18pm 3/26/14 2:18pm

This retired architect builds marvelous model boats that fly

Suspended from the ceiling of Luigi Prina's studio is a gorgeous alternate history of flight. He builds delicate vessels from balsa wood, paper, and elastic bands, that are light enough to sail through the air. » 11/23/13 5:30pm 11/23/13 5:30pm

New Colossal Airship Makes Successful Test Flight And Reminds Us How…

Is there anybody who doesn't, at least a little bit, long to look up and see a sky filled with languid, elegant zeppelins and blimps and airships silently crisscrossing overhead? That always seems to be a hallmark of some amazing future that never quite happened. Luckily, it seems like I'm not the only one having… » 1/31/13 4:00pm 1/31/13 4:00pm