Goodyear deflates iconic Carson-based blimp

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Goodyear has let the helium out of its iconic blimp, planning to replace it with a new more advanced type of airship. (KABC)

Goodyear has let the helium out of its iconic blimp, deflating the "Spirit of Innovation" airship after 11 years of service.

The blimp made cross-country trips, appearing at major events including two Rose parades and the Daytona 500.

The blimp's replacement, Wingfoot Two, will be a semi-rigid dirigible - faster, bigger and quieter than the blimps the company used for more than 90 years.

For more on the blimp's last flight and plans for its replacement, watch the video above.
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