I've flown on many aircraft types, from modern widebody jets to vintage turboprops, helicopters and even a military transport plane. But of those hundreds of flights, nothing I've flown on in the past compares to the Zeppelin LZ N07-101 I flew on Saturday. It's Goodyear's newest airship, dubbed Wingfoot One.
Prior to this weekend, I had never been to the christening of anything but a baby. So when Goodyear invited me to the christening of their new Zeppelin, Wingfoot One at their historic airship base at Wingfoot Lake, Ohio along with the chance to ride on it, (*weather permitting) I was all over it!
The Goodyear Blimps have been around since 1925, when The Pilgrim was launched with 60 hp worth of air-cooled radial power. Today, the company is preparing the newest generation of their Zeppelins developed by Zee Germans.
Pricing on the new Maybach Zeppelin will start at $524,000. It even comes with a unique, custom scent. That doesn't explain this horrifying press photo Daimler sent out yesterday.