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:
NASA Wants To Put A Telescope On A Giant Airship - Huffington Post UK (Posted on 27 November 2014)
The Zeppelin: Aboard 'the hotel in the sky' - BBC News (Posted on 27 November 2014)
NASA Plans New Development of Airships - Prensa Latina (Posted on 26 November 2014)
NASA explores possible suborbital platform with Airship Challenge - Clarksville Online (Posted on 26 November 2014)
Lockheed sees buyer for airship - The Star Online (Posted on 23 November 2014)
These Amazing Color Photos Of The Hindenburg Zeppelin Show What Luxury ... - Business Insider (Posted on 22 November 2014)
Lockheed sees buyer for hybrid cargo airship in 2015 - Reuters (Posted on 21 November 2014)
Pursuing a Shipping Revolution as Big as His Airship - New York Times (Posted on 11 November 2014)
NASA floats million-dollar airship prize for 20-20-20 vision - Register (Posted on 10 November 2014)
NASA pondering $1.5 million stratospheric airship competition - Network World (Posted on 7 November 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!