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on Dec 10, 2010
"80-miles-per-hour"? Was that supposed to be 800-miles-per-hour? Is biodiesel that lame, or is it your proofreading skills?
I'm sure it's 80. I don't see how you could make a enormous bag full of gas move at 800 miles per hour.
Too bad none of the airship companies want to keep their airships in Hangar One. I can understand why they wouldn't want to get mixed up with all its maintenance issues, though.
"80-miles-per-hour"? Was that supposed to be 800-miles-per-hour?"
He said AIRship, not spaceship. ;-)
reply to Mike Laursen -
There's a lot of buildings and structures near the opening ends of Hangar-1, potential hazards the airship could strike that weren't there so many decades ago when it was used for the Macon. Hangar-2 has LOTS of open hardtop space at either end, both lengthwise and laterally, and so is a more ideal location for their operations, especially on some of the breezy days I've seen them fly.
I'd rather see Hangar-1 cleaned up and then turned into an aviation museum, Smithsonian-style, with aircraft displayed on the deck AND suspended above in sumulated flight...Wouldn't that be awesome?
Steve, interesting. I wasn't aware that the space around Hangar 1 had changed over the decades.
It would be awesome if Hangar One could become an aviation museum. The Hiller Air Museum would be perfect. I suppose they'd need about 25 times their current endowment, though.
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