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:
New Sky Dragon airship completes critical design review - Flightglobal (Posted on 24 February 2015)
Darksiders Creator Teasing First Game at New Studio, Airship Syndicate - Only Single Player (Posted on 23 February 2015)
Aeros commences production of 40E 'Sky Dragon' airship - Aerospace Technology (Posted on 23 February 2015)
Mobile startup Urban Airship lands $9 million, names new execs - GeekWire (Posted on 20 February 2015)
Clear prop! for airship engine - the Airlander engines are fired up - Bedford Today (Posted on 20 February 2015)
The 'flying bum' airship is set to takeoff after £3.4m investment - Daily Mail (Posted on 19 February 2015)
A new design of airship is nearly ready for take-off - Eureka (Posted on 13 February 2015)
HAV receives UK funding to bring airship back to flight - Flightglobal (Posted on 12 February 2015)
A curious British airship experiment - BBC News (Posted on 11 February 2015)
Why blimps and airships died out – and how they might make a comeback - CityMetric (Posted on 9 February 2015)
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!