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:
Pittsburg's Ezekiel Airship a star for Heritage Depot and Museum - Tyler Morning Telegraph (Posted on 29 August 2016)
An airship crashes, is rebuilt... I know how this story goes - The Times (subscription) (Posted on 28 August 2016)
The Flying Bum Just Crashed—So Why Are We Building Airships? - WIRED (Posted on 25 August 2016)
World's Longest Airship Just Crash-Landed After England Test Flight - Fortune (Posted on 24 August 2016)
Manitoba professor refuses to abandon airship dream after storm destroys life's work - National Post (Posted on 19 August 2016)
'Flying Bum' Airship Takes Flight In England - NPR (Posted on 18 August 2016)
Maiden flight of giant helium-filled airship postponed - Daily Mail (Posted on 14 August 2016)
See the enormous £23million 'half plane, half airship' which Vladimir ... - Mirror.co.uk (Posted on 13 August 2016)
Airlander Airship Leaves Hangar In Preparation For Flight - Popular Science (Posted on 8 August 2016)
How a 'spider' could keep an airship airworthy - BBC News - BBC News (Posted on 1 August 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.
- Airships.net - learn all about the history of the famous, early airships - such as the Graf Zeppelin and the ill-fated Hindenburg
- Airship Ventures - this company has imported a Zeppelin NT to the USA and operates passenger tours over famous landmarks around the USA
- 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!