Goodyear Blimp coming back to SoCal at end of October

Monday, October 09, 2017 08:12AM
After saying goodbye in March, the Goodyear Blimp is coming back at the end of October.


LOS ANGELES - After saying goodbye in March, the Goodyear Blimp is coming back at the end of October.

The company's new technologically-advanced airship is called the Wingfoot Two, and it's already started its 2,600-mile journey from Akron, Ohio, to the Los Angeles area.

The Wingfoot Two is a bit different from the previous fleet of blimps, which Goodyear retired earlier this year. It has a frame, which means it stays inflated when the helium is drained.

The new airship is also larger - almost the length of a football field - and it's faster, quieter and easier to fly.

Wingfoot Two is scheduled to arrive in Long Beach on Oct. 26.
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