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Zeppelin Landing at Moffett Field




The Airship Ventures Zeppelin coming back in for a landing after being christened "Eureka".

You can see Hanger 2 once it comes down for the landing; the bed it sleeps in at night.

I had the amazing experience of attending the Airship Ventures Zeppelin naming ceremony at Moffett Field as a guest of Airship Ventures. We were on the tarmac for the ceremony and some of us got to go up in the Zeppelin for a teaser flight. It is an amazing ship and unlike any experience I have ever had. It was almost like being in a large boat, but instead of floating on water we were floating on the air. The craft has an amazing amount of control which allows for some elegant maneuvers.
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xtingu From: xtingu Date: November 27th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Makes you wonder how someone learns to pilot a Zeppelin.
kraquehaus From: kraquehaus Date: November 27th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Since there are only three (the first being a prototype that is not allowed to transport passengers): One in Germany, one in Japan and now one in the US.

Here is my current understanding: First you need a blimp flying license to even get started. That alone is difficult, at best, to obtain. Once you have that, then you basically go to Germany and spend a lot of time at the Zeppelin company (~3 months) getting training and hours in the Zeppelin before you can earn the license.
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