Did you know that registration to Civilian Aviation is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

Airships

Photo topics with a theme of any kind. Any member may start one and everybody can add to it!
Post Reply
acw367
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 330
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:31 am

Airships

Post by acw367 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:19 pm

I know we have Airlander and Goodyear fans on here. So let's go lighter than air and see everyones blimps, lightships Zeppelins et al.

Over the years I have been to many American Sporting Events which attracts them like flies, as stable camera platforms with long endurance.

N1A N2A Zeppelin NT LZ N07-101 Wingfoot One & Two Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony - Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium Canton Ohio 4 August 2018

ImageN1A N2A NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony - Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium Canton Ohio 4 August 2018 by ACW367, on Flickr

And from the same event N1A showing us what it does best.

ImageN1A NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony - Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium Canton Ohio 4 August 2018 by ACW367, on Flickr

N560VL American Blimp Corp Ligthship A60+ of Van Wagner Airships America at zMAX Dragway Charlotte NC 16 September 2016. Metlife Blimp Snoopy One over the NHRA Carolina Nationals.

ImageN560VL zMAX Dragway Charlotte 16 September 2016 by ACW367, on Flickr

I-TIRE American Blimp Corp Ligthship A60+ somewhere in the UK (sorry didn't note it down) Circa 2001

ImageI-TIRE Circa 2001 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-PHRG Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10 Cardington 21 May 2017

ImageG-PHRG Cardington 21 May 2017 by ACW367, on Flickr

N3A Goodyear GZ-20A Blimp & 80-0264 A-10C MI ANG at a NASCAR race, Michigan International Speedway 15 Aug 2010. Three A-10's were to fly the National Anthem flypast. They arrived 20 mins early and did circuits of the speedway track in trail formation. They flew inside and below the orbit of the blimp, before they departed to form up for the flypast.

ImageN3A & 80-0264 Michigan Intl Speedway 15 Aug 2010 by ACW367, on Flickr

N615LG American Blimp Corp A60R Lightship Group Chicago 13 September 2011. Metlife Snoopy 2 was over Navy Pier in Chicago. It was in town for the PGA BMW Championship at Cog Hill Country Club. The Blimp was actually below me, as this is taken from the John Hancock Center's Observatory, 1,000ft up on the 94th floor of that building.

ImageN615LG Chicago 13 September 2011 by ACW367, on Flickr

N10A Goodyear Aerospace GZ-20A Blimp Rose Bowl Pasadena 1 January 2007. Getting the crowd patriotic.

ImageN10A Rose Bowl Pasadena 1 January 2007 by ACW367, on Flickr

N151AB American Blimp Corp Lightship A-1-50 of Lightship Group for Sanyo over an NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium San Diego 30 December 2006

ImageN151AB San Diego 30 December 2006 by ACW367, on Flickr

Over to you
ACW367

User avatar
TheMightyOz
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 471
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:49 pm
Location: Bedfordshire

Re: Airships

Post by TheMightyOz » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:16 pm

I've always been an airship fan. One of my childhood memories is a SkyShip in FujiFilm colours that I saw flying over from my back garden in Luton and a Cessna flew past and gave a wing waggle. This was back in the late 80s/early 90s when Luton Airport had a lot less airliner traffic and still had a flying club, so it was much more common to see light and military traffic overhead. Unfortunately airships are pretty thin on the ground (and thin in the air!), so I've only ever photographed a handful.

A "Goodyear Blimp" was at Cardington in 2011 and 2012. I believe in 2012 it was used as a camera platform for coverage of the Olympics, with the Goodyear graphics removed to comply with advertising regulations.

G-HLEL
1995 American Blimp Corporation A60+
19/03/2011 - Cardington
Image

G-HLEL
1995 American Blimp Corporation A60+
13/03/2012 - Cardington
Image

In 2012 Monarch Airlnes started a service from Gatwick to Friedrichshafen, and on the first flight offered an enthusiasts' trip to the Dornier Museum, Zeppelin Museum and Zepplein hangars, where I saw these two:

D-LZFN
2000 Zeppelin LZ N07
06/12/2012 - Friedrichshafen
Image

D-LZZF
2003 Zeppein LZ N07-100
06/12/2012 - Friedrichshafen
Image

And in 2016 and 2017 I spent a lot of time hanging around the fence at Cardington to see Airlander test flights. I've got hundreds of Airlander pictures, but I'll just put the one here.

G-PHRG
2012 Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10
10/05/2017 - Cardington
Image

Cheers,
Oz

User avatar
LondonEye
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 624
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:49 pm

Re: Airships

Post by LondonEye » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:09 pm

Airships – you’ve got to have a Zeppelin. Despite the date – taken in 2005 Le Bourget.


ImageZeppelin D-LZFN Bourget


One of the many schemes carried by Airship-Industries G-BIHN.


ImageAI AS-500 G-BIHN Shoreham


Biggin Hill N2017A A60 Blimp


ImageAmerican A60 Blimp N2017A 1 Biggin Hill


Biggin Hill N2022B A60 Blimp


ImageAmerican Blimp A60 N2022B Biggin Hill


Two shots at Farnborough. Think it is N2022B again.


ImageAmerican Blimp A60 1 Farnborough


ImageAmerican Blimp A60 2 Farnborough


St Athan 1994. Cannot recall reg.


Image1994 St Athan


Biggin Hill N2A Goodyear.


ImageGoodyear GZ-20A N2A 3 Biggin Hill


Finally, unidentified airship (no visible reg). Switzerland, Lake Luzern, 2003.


ImageLuzern 188

Pete.

User avatar
Cessna954
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 675
Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:30 pm

Re: Airships

Post by Cessna954 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:14 pm

A nice bit of lighter than air relief during these testing times.

Thunder & Colt GA-42 G-ISPY at White Waltham
ImageThunder & Colt GA-42 Airship G-ISPY by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

American Blimp Co A-60+ Airship N2017A at White Waltham with various advertising campaigns
ImageAmerican Blimp Co A-60+ Airship N2017A by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

ImageAmerican Blimp Co A-60+ Airship N2017A by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

ImageAmerican Blimp Co A-60+ Airship N2017A by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

ImageAmerican Blimp Co A-60+ Airship N2017A by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

American Blimp Co A-60+ Airship N2022B at White Waltham
ImageAmerican Blimp Co A-60+ Airship N2022B by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

N2017 & N2022B together at White Waltham. I seem to recall at one point (New Year break) all three European based airships were present at White Waltham
ImageAmerican Blimp Co A-60+ Airship N2017A & N2022B by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Thuder & Colt GA-42 OH-ITA at Le Ferte Alais
ImageThunder & Colt GA-42 Airship OH-ITA by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Skyship SK-600 N602SK at Oshkosh
ImageSkyship SK600 N602SK by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

N602SK photographed whilst hanging out of the door of a Bell 47.
ImageSkyship SK600 N602SK by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

acw367
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 330
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:31 am

Re: Airships

Post by acw367 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:22 pm

Awesome to see this thread finally take flight. Thanks guys, some spectacular images

LondonEye your Swiss Airship is Airship Industries Skyship 600 N605SK.

JAWS
Posts: 175
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:16 pm

Re: Airships

Post by JAWS » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:16 am

Great thread , great pictures .

Londoneye I believe your Hutchison Telecom shot is of N2017A A60 Blimp

User avatar
LondonEye
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 624
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:49 pm

Re: Airships

Post by LondonEye » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:38 pm

Thanks guys, for your info.
We have had a great range of colour schemes. Well done everyone.
Pete.

Unknown35
Posts: 211
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:10 pm

Re: Airships

Post by Unknown35 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:00 am

Did anyone ever manage to catch G-BIHN in the Zorin Industries livery for the filming of the Bond Movie?

Post Reply

Return to “Themed photo topics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest