Airships are making a comeback in the 21st century and this site will be following the latest developments in the airship world as they happen - especially if they’re in the UK.
In the meantime, here are some of the latest stories that are making headlines in the world of airships:
Was it a bird? Was it a plane? No, it was R101 - Leicester Mercury (Posted on 23 January 2017)
Masdar partners with Thales for hybrid airship - Trade Arabia - Trade Arabia (Posted on 19 January 2017)
Masdar Institute signs MoU for drone satellite hybrid airship project - Arabian Aerospace (Posted on 18 January 2017)
Maker of giant airship set for lift-off with London flotation - The Times (subscription) (Posted on 16 January 2017)
Hybrid Airships: A New Form of Arctic Transportation - In Homeland Security (Posted on 10 January 2017)
Eye in the sky: Goodyear airship in town for football championship ... - Tampabay.com (Posted on 9 January 2017)
Amazon Plans Giant Airship Warehouses Hovering Above Cities with Armies of Delivery Drones - Big Think (Posted on 5 January 2017)
Amazon's Airship-Borne Warehouse Plan Looks Feasible - eWeek (Posted on 4 January 2017)
Amazon plans for giant airship warehouses revealed - The Guardian (Posted on 30 December 2016)
Amazon Patents Airship Warehouses - AVweb (Posted on 29 December 2016)
To learn more about airships and see how they are being reinvented for the 21st century, we'd recommend having a look at some the websites we've linked to below:
- Airship and Blimp Consultant - Airship & Blimp Consultant is run by 'TRH', an experienced airship pilot offering consultancy and his views on the airship industry to visitors to his site. Even if you aren't interested in his services, the site is worth a visit for the information it contains about recent developments in the airship industry.
- Airships.net - learn all about the history of the famous, early airships - such as the Graf Zeppelin and the ill-fated Hindenburg
- Airship Ventures - this company has imported a Zeppelin NT to the USA and operates passenger tours over famous landmarks around the USA
- MyAirship.com - for a wide range of airship information and resources (including information about building your own airship), visit My Airship. This site isn’t updated very much anymore but does have a lot of information.
There’s much more out there but I hope this will give you a taste of the exciting future (and present) that’s in store in the world of dirigible aviation. In the meantime check out these airship related items on eBay:
Keep checking back - they’ll be more here soon!