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Meet the Goodyear Blimp
The Goodyear Blimp will be visiting some iconic motorsport events this year as well as some of Europe’s biggest cities.
Below you’ll find details of where and when you can see the Goodyear Blimp.
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The very first Goodyear Blimp prototype - the B1 - takes to the skies over Chicago.
Goodyear Blimps first used as aerial platforms to provide a live television picture of a nationally televised program
First Super Bowl played in Los Angeles. Goodyear Blimp Columbia provides live TV coverage.
Europa makes its debut at Le Mans.
A massive earthquake hits San Francisco. The Columbia - filming the third game of baseball's World Series - offers crucial support to the relief effort.
The Goodyear Blimp Defender became the first airship in the world to carry a lighted sign.
The Goodyear Blimp Mayflower makes a guest appearance in the Beatles film Help!
The Goodyear Blimp fleet goes international with the Europa, first flown from Cardington Airfield, UK and later based in Italy.
For the first time, two blimps work in tandem covering the same event - the Los Angeles Olympics.
The Goodyear Blimp returned to the skies of Europe and was present in the legendary Le Mans 24 hour race.
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48 years ago, the Goodyear Blimp made its maiden voyage in Europe. Here we can see the GZ20A model - the "Europa" being flown across country just after its construction in Cardington, England 1972.
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Did you know, it's been over 110 years since Goodyear established its Aeronautics department. Initially created to supply coatings for airplanes, Goodyear soon began building and flying its own aircraft from 1912.
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The Goodyear Blimp has seen some incredible sights over the years, flying over some of Europe's most iconic cities and locations. Here's "Europa" above Venice as part of its summer 1978 Tour.
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It wasn't long until the Goodyear Blimp made its way to the racetrack. The Goodyear Blimp became a familiar sight at motosport events across Europe, including many key F1 races in the 80's.
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The Goodyear Blimp is back in Europe! Our brand new Goodyear Blimp took to the skies visiting iconic cities and key motorsport events. We’ll be keeping this page up to date with the latest information, so stay tuned for more.
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Our top 5 facts
about the blimp
In summer 2023 the Goodyear Blimp will be attending at Le Mans 24h 9 - 11 June 2023.
We are looking forward to attending this legendary race on its 100th anniversary edition!
We'll be adding our favourite images of the Goodyear Blimp as it makes its triumphant return but we want yours too. Had a close encounter of the Blimp kind?
Then share it on social with #GoodyearBlimp and we will share our favourite ones on Instagram @goodyeareurope, Facebook @Goodyear.UK and Twitter @Goodyear_UK.
Behind the scenes
Take a privileged peak behind the scenes at the Goodyear Blimp's hangar.
The Goodyear Blimp is 75m long by 17.4m tall with an envelope volume of 8425mᶟ.
The Goodyear Blimp travels at a max speed of 125 km/h at a maximum flight altitude of 3000m. It can travel for a maximum of 22 hours when required.
There are 4 Goodyear Blimps in total - 3 are in the US including Wingfoot One, Wingfoot Two and Wingfoot Three with the addition of the European Goodyear Blimp.
The Goodyear Blimp is powered by three four-cylinder, 200-horsepower engines which are located on either side of the envelope and at the tail and can propel the airship at speeds of up to 125 Km/h.
The Goodyear Blimp is able to carry passengers on an invitation only basis...follow the Goodyear UK Facebook and Twitter pages to be in with a chance of winning a invitation for the 2022 UK tour.
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