March 11, 2010

Tustin Hangers Video

I came across a video put together by the City of Tustin, CA about the historic blimp hangers there. There is a lot of history there both for military and civilians alike. I've had the privilege of visiting the hangers on a couple of occasions while our ships were getting their annual maintenance inspections. They are truly an impressive sight both inside and out. Still some of the largest all wooden structures in the world, they are over 17 stories tall and 1000 feet in length, covering 5 acres of space inside. It is amazing that it only took 9 months to build each of them. For more interesting facts and great archived video from the hangers' heyday, check out the video here.