September 23, 2010

3 Blimps Cross Paths

On our way down to North Carolina last week for the college football game at Duke and the NFL game in Charlotte, we stopped at Soleburg Airport in New Jersey for the overnight. On our way out to the ship in the morning, we found out that in addition to the Metlife Snoopy 1 blimp being there, the Goodyear Blimp, "Spirit of Innovation" had arrived the previous night. The DirecTV Blimp and the Goodyear Blimp are both much larger airships then Snoopy 1. With comparable size, they both also have large electronic signs on their port sides. The main difference between the two being that our sign is larger and can show full motion, full color, TV quality video both during the day and at night. Its not often you get three airships in one place, let alone three. Soleburg is such a great, airship friendly airport. Most airports barely have enough room for one blimp, but here there is enough room for all of us to moor and operate safely with room to spare.