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:
Urban Airship raises $12.1M, looks to help more developers market mobile apps - GeekWire (Posted on 22 October 2014)
Howden's airship history marked with walking tour - ITV News (Posted on 22 October 2014)
Selex ES and HAV to team up for MoD airship testing - Flightglobal (Posted on 21 October 2014)
Aeros Airship the 'Sky Dragon' Christened - PR Web (press release) (Posted on 20 October 2014)
Airship dedication reminds Worldwide Aeros chief of deferred dream - Los Angeles Times (Posted on 18 October 2014)
Inflated Hopes - Wall Street Journal (Posted on 17 October 2014)
Man reunited with remote-controlled airship after it crash landed at Harefield ... - getwestlondon (Posted on 15 October 2014)
The Hindenburg Wasn't The First Experimental Airship To Explode - io9 (Posted on 14 October 2014)
Imagination took flight with airship experimentation in S.F. - SFGate (Posted on 10 October 2014)
Alert: A military airship concept for Arctic missions - The Globe and Mail (Posted on 30 September 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!