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Airships I've had the opportunity to fly:
The Russell Stover Blimp, a Lightship A60+, at Caldwell in 1997
The gondola seats five. Rudder control is with the feet and elevator control via
a wheel mounted between the seats like the trim wheel on a Cherokee.
Looking up at the World Trade Center, which is 2000 feet high
Looking down at the Statue of Liberty, which is 300 feet high
At the controls over New Jersey
Blimp, a Skyship
600, at White Plains in 1998. This blimp is operated by Airship
Skyship engines are ducted fans with constant speed propellers
The fans rotate! This increases the ship's ability to climb
and descend during takeoffs and landings. Note the air intake directly behind the
fan, used for pressurizing the ballonets.
View of the U.S. Tennis Open. We held this position for about three hours.