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:
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Has a Massive Airship Ready for Service - A Journal of Musical Things (blog) (Posted on 10 February 2016)
World's biggest aircraft the Airlander 10 set for test flight - NEWS.com.au (Posted on 10 February 2016)
The Chinese man who built his own airship - BBC News (Posted on 8 February 2016)
New Goodyear airship takes on a familiar shine and preps for first flight - Akron Beacon Journal (Posted on 6 February 2016)
Airships could rescue First Nations - Winnipeg Free Press (Posted on 4 February 2016)
China Chooses Solar Power for Airship in Near Space - Greener Ideal (blog) (Posted on 4 February 2016)
Vadio scoops up former Urban Airship marketing Exec - The Drum (Posted on 27 January 2016)
The Underwater Airship - Air & Space Magazine (Posted on 20 January 2016)
Fallout 4: Airship Down - Reach Liberty Prime - USgamer (satire) (registration) (blog) (Posted on 13 January 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.
- 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!