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:
World's Largest Airship Pushes 'Ax the Tax' Movement in Tenn. - Newsmax.com (Posted on 23 September 2014)
Is it a bird, or a plane or is it ... an airship? - Bedford Today (Posted on 21 September 2014)
City's links to tragic airship disaster - Plymouth Herald (Posted on 19 September 2014)
Former cabin boy last survivor of Hindenburg airship disaster - The Age (Posted on 16 September 2014)
Prentice still hoping airship dreams will fly - Winnipeg Free Press (Posted on 11 September 2014)
Airship back on air 'not to please Anupong' - The Nation (Posted on 6 September 2014)
Werner Franz, last surviving crew member of 1937 Hindenburg airship crash ... - Daily Mail (Posted on 31 August 2014)
Experimental airship crash-lands near Brantford Airport - CTV News (Posted on 29 August 2014)
Airship of the Future: Goodyear Unveils Smarter, Faster Blimp - The Weather Channel (Posted on 27 August 2014)
Airships That Carry Science Into the Stratosphere - New York Times (Posted on 26 August 2014)
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.
- GASBAGS - For a more lighthearted look at the world of airships and blimps, GASBAGS is the answer!
- Zeppelin NT - the Germans pioneered airship technology and Zeppelin NT is reinventing airship travel for the 21st century.
- Airship Ventures - this company has imported a Zeppelin NT to the USA and operates passenger tours over famous landmarks around the USA
- Airshipworld - for all the latest airship industry news, check out this popular blog
- Airships.net - learn all about the history of the famous, early airships - such as the Graf Zeppelin and the ill-fated Hindenburg
- 21st Century Airships - this company is developing a number of special purpose airships for passenger and cargo use.
- 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!