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:
Astronomy From High Altitude Airships - Forbes (Posted on 29 July 2014)
Urban Airship's interim CEO says company 'fiercely committed' to welcoming ... - The Oregonian (Posted on 26 July 2014)
Urban Airship Aims to Move On From CEO's Assault Allegations (Memo) - Re/code (Posted on 25 July 2014)
ABC's Robin Roberts to christen new Goodyear airship on Aug. 23 - Akron Beacon Journal (Posted on 24 July 2014)
Giant Airship Lands in Medford, Ore., in 2010 - Jefferson Public Radio (Posted on 22 July 2014)
Wingfoot One wins as name for newest Goodyear airship - Akron Beacon Journal (Posted on 22 July 2014)
CEO Of Startup Urban Airship Leaves Company After Being Accused Of ... - Business Insider (Posted on 9 July 2014)
Airlander 10: up close with the gigantic airship the US Army wanted - The Verge (Posted on 8 July 2014)
Part blimp, part helicopter airship takes transport to new heights - Wired.co.uk (Posted on 3 July 2014)
Urban Airship CEO Accused of Sexual Assault - Mashable (Posted on 2 July 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!