Goodyear brought its new “Wingfoot One” to AirVenture for the first time. Not technically a blimp, the semi-rigid airship was built in Akron with help from Germany’s Zeppelin company, according to regular General Aviation News contributor Tom Snow, who snapped these photos. [Read more…]
AKRON, Ohio — After receiving nearly 15,000 submissions for its national “Name the Blimp” contest, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has selected 10 finalist names for its newest blimp.
AKRON, Ohio — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company recently unveiled an all-new, state-of-the-art version of its world-famous icon, the Goodyear Blimp. The new airship is larger, faster, and more maneuverable, according to company officials. [Read more…]
AKRON, Ohio — Like many Ohioans, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Akron-based blimp, the Spirit of Goodyear, has become a “snow bird” and is leaving northeast Ohio’s snow and cold for a retirement in the sunshine and warmth of Florida.
AKRON, Ohio — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has begun construction of the first of a new generation of airships to replace its fleet of blimps.