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Aug 06, 2013 10:47 |  #1

Our local airport seems to be a stopover for blimps on the way to sporting events on the east coast. Particularly for the Baltimore/DC area.

Yesterday evening I was out in the front yard when the MetLife blimp went over on the way to the airport. This morning I went out to the airport to try to get some more shots of it. Weather this morning was lousy (overcast and drizzle) which I found out was why the blimp stopped here on its trip from Ohio to NC for a golf tournament.


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Aug 07, 2013 07:52 |  #3

Nice shots. I especially like the first one with the foreground branches.


Coincidentally enough, that blimp (or one just like it) was over Rochester, NY on Monday. Forgot my camera, though.




  
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Aug 07, 2013 20:13 |  #6

Grimscale wrote in post #16187942 (external link)
Nice shots. I especially like the first one with the foreground branches.

Thanks, I would have rather had it where I could get somebody's house roof or something in the shot. But it got too close to me before I saw it.




  
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Aug 08, 2013 22:17 |  #8

Until they went out of business last year, this was the only dirigible flying in the U.S.

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Aug 14, 2013 17:33 |  #10

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Aug 14, 2013 18:02 |  #11

jollyroger99 wrote in post #16192946 (external link)
Until they went out of business last year, this was the only dirigible flying in the U.S.

Apart from the ones flown by the army, the navy, Goodyear, MetLife .....




  
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Aug 14, 2013 22:41 |  #12

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Apart from the ones flown by the army, the navy, Goodyear, MetLife .....

Not sure about the Army or Navy, but Met Life and Goodyear are Blimps, not dirigibles.




  
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Aug 14, 2013 22:54 |  #13

Since I hadn't considered what the US military was playing with nowadays, I did some searching, the Navy is playing with a Blimp with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division and it is designated as an MZ-3A, and the Army was playing with an LEMV, but that program was cancelled back in Feb. If you know of some Dirigibles in the U.S., I'd be interested in hearing about them?




  
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Aug 15, 2013 07:16 |  #14

jollyroger99 wrote in post #16209164 (external link)
Not sure about the Army or Navy, but Met Life and Goodyear are Blimps, not dirigibles.

A dirigible is defined as a powered, steerable airship. Blimps ARE dirigibles.

You probably mean that your dirigible was the the only rigid airship flying in the US, but rigid, semi-rigid and blimps are all dirigibles. The term doesn't relate to "rigid" it comes from the French for steerable, if an airship can be steered it is called a dirigible airship, or dirigible for short.




  
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Aug 15, 2013 18:24 |  #15

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