Goodyear Blimp coming back to SoCal at end of October

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After saying goodbye in March, the Goodyear Blimp is coming back at the end of October. (KABC)

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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