July 23, 2008

Big Brother Snoopy 3

We've been spending out time flying exposure over New York City along the Hudson River this week. On my way back, I passed Snoopy 3 on the Hudson River who is also in New Jersey currently. Snoopy 3 is a larger airship than Snoopy 1 and 2. It is an American Blimp Corporation A-150+ Airship. It is 165 feet long, 46 feet wide, and 55 feet tall with a gondola that can accommodate a pilot and nine passengers. The envelope volume is 150,000 cu ft and is powered by two 180hp Lycoming engines. They have some power too. On my way back to the airport, I turned my head back and saw Snoopy 3 catching up to me. It was quite a little race back, but I had just enough of a head start to land first.