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Zeppelin grounded: Airship Ventures ends operations

Original post made on Nov 22, 2012

After floating its Zeppelin over the Bay Area for four years, Airship Ventures announced Thursday that it has grounded the airship and is issuing refunds to passengers. A lack of corporate sponsorship and high helium prices are to blame, company officials said.

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Comments

Posted by Eric O, a resident of another community
on Nov 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

What a shame. I've been a zeppelin fan my whole life. I live near Los Angeles and it has been an exciting priveledge to witness Eureka flying overhead each time it visited the LA area. The NT model showcases a lot of amazing technology. I never had an opportunity to fly on it, and if it leaves I won't get the chance to. I visited the Zeppelin factory in Friedrichshafen twice before the first NT ever flew to see it under construction. More recently, I visited Moffett field to see Eureka and there I met Marie Wiley Ross, whose father was Herbert Wiley, captain of the Macon, the US Navy's last zeppelin. I'm really hoping for some smart sponsor steps in to save the day.