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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingRon View Post
    The current Goodyear fleet is "semi-rigid." Van Wagner (the operators of things like the MetLife ones) still flies non-rigid ones.
    According to what I've read the Goodyear blimps are also non-rigid airships.

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    A couple of years ago (when the Royals won the World Series), they parked a blimp at the downtown airport where I was based. It didn't cause a lot of air traffic congestion except during launch and recovery. I suppose you could launch the thing from Pioneer Field and keep it out of the traffic pattern. I hope they would bring it in at least a week prior to the show and stay until several days after the show. My only concern would be the disruption to air traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floatsflyer View Post
    According to what I've read the Goodyear blimps are also non-rigid airships.
    The three that are currently flying, are as I stated, semi-rigid. It's essentially a sled with one central backbone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingRon View Post
    Van Wagner (the operators of things like the MetLife ones) still flies non-rigid ones.
    MetLife dumped their blimps when they moved away from the Peanuts characters in their marketing a couple years. Van Wagner then got rid of their blimp operation. Except for an occasional short-term sponsorship blimp as part of a promotion, Goodyear the only lighter than air left flying nationally.

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