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Blimps, Hot Air Balloons and a Zeppelin Photos Gallery



I fell in love with blimps because Goodyear Tire had decades of basing one of their blimps in Miami during the prime tourist winter season every year on Watson Island. Goodyear leased property from the City of Miami and the land lease required Goodyear to take members of the public for rides on a limited basis, the only location where Goodyear took the public for rides. I remember that a ticket cost $5 in the late 1950's and they later went up to $10. My aunt Norma gave me gift certificates for a ride every year and I was fortunate to go up on the blimp several times in the mid-to-late 1950's and early 1960's and a few times in the early 1970's including one time when six of us filled the gondola for a ride.


1978 - the Goodyear Blimp GZ-19A N38A Mayflower landing during the last season of operations at Watson Island
1978 - the Goodyear Blimp GZ-19A N38A "Mayflower" landing during the last season of operations at Watson Island
1986 - MIA FAA ATC Tower #9 dedication featuring the Goodyear Blimp and British Airways Concorde
1986 - MIA FAA ATC Tower #9 dedication featuring the Goodyear Blimp and British Airways Concorde
Goodyear Blimp GZ-20A N3A Spirit of Goodyear aviation stock photo #1230
Goodyear Blimp GZ-20A N3A "Spirit of Goodyear" aviation stock photo #1230
Goodyear Blimp GZ-20A N3A Spirit of Goodyear aviation stock photo #1231
Goodyear Blimp GZ-20A N3A "Spirit of Goodyear" aviation stock photo #1231
Goodyear Blimp GZ-20A N3A Spirit of Goodyear aviation stock photo #1232
Goodyear Blimp GZ-20A N3A "Spirit of Goodyear" aviation stock photo #1232
Goodyear Blimp GZ-20A N3A Spirit of Goodyear aviation stock photo #1233
Goodyear Blimp GZ-20A N3A "Spirit of Goodyear" aviation stock photo #1233
Goodyear Blimp GZ-20A N2A Photo Gallery - click to enter
Goodyear Blimp GZ-20A N2A Photo Gallery - click to enter
Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9375
Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9375
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Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9376
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Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9377
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Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9378
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Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9379
Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9380
Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9380
Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9381
Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9381
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Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9382
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Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9383
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Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9384
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Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9385
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Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9386
Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9387
Hot air balloon launches at Colorado Springs aviation stock photo #9387
Outback Steakhouse Blimp over South Beach photo #1161
Outback Steakhouse Blimp over South Beach photo #1161
Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT N704LZ Photo Gallery - click on image to view images
Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT N704LZ Photo Gallery - click on image to view images