April 28, 2010

Up and At'em Early

Airborne at sunrise out of Mobile, AL enroute to Virginia for this weekend's NASCAR.

April 21, 2010

Down in New Orleans

We made it to New Orleans for our weekend coverage of the Zurich Classic Golf Tournament. Here is a photo of downtown New Orleans from a distance as we were making our way to the airport for landing. Overall it was a pretty nice day for a transit. We're just hoping the weather stays nice all weekend.

Goodbye Texas

Well we got pretty wet in Fort Worth, TX but NASCAR eventually ran the Sprint Cup Race on Monday. We were able to be apart of that as well as another obligation we had in Dallas on Monday night. Since, we have left and are heading to New Orleans to cover some PGA Golf this weekend. We stopped in Shreveport, Louisiana on our way down for the overnight. The picture is of downtown Shreveport that I took while we were waiting for the crew to set up the mast.

April 9, 2010

Snoopy Update

Since my transfer to the DirecTv Starship at the beginning of the year, its been a while since I've flown one of the Snoopy blimps. Even living in the airship world, its hard to keep track of where everyone is in the country. Luckily, MetLife has updated their blimp page with some outstanding, cutting edge content including a "Blimp Tracker" and Twitter page. Now its easy to find out what's going on with Snoopy 1 and 2 as they provide aerial coverage for the PGA all spring and summer long. You can find the Blimp Tracking page here along with other new content including their Twitter link.

April 5, 2010

Opening Night of MLB

I had the privilege last night of flying over Major League Baseball's Opening Night, featuring the New York Yankees vs. the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. It doesn't get much better then that for my first baseball game in the blimp. Complete with a fighter jet fly over and fireworks, the magic was in the air. As the short video shows, I had a great seat in the DirecTv blimp for a fun night of baseball. Its just a shame that the Yankees lost. Oh well, we still have a couple of games to fly here this week. Hopefully they can get a couple wins over the Sox.

April 3, 2010

Travels to Boston

We made it up to Boston without a hitch courtesy of the gorgeous weather.  We will be covering the Celtics game Sunday afternoon and the Yankees vs Red Sox Opening Night baseball game in the evening.  As a Yankee fan, I'm looking forward to flying the ball games this week. 

The picture above is of the Chesapeake Bay as we crossed over into Maryland. 

The pictures below are of Soleburg Airport in Readington, NJ which served as one of our overnight stops on the way up north. It has a huge blimp friendly field that is by far one of the best airports we moor at with respect to having room to operate.