Goodyear Zeppelin Buzzes Camp Scholler

Steerable propellers on Wingfoot One increase maneuverability to the point where the ship can hover.
Steerable propellers on Wingfoot One increase maneuverability to the point where the ship can hover.

There we were, recently collapsed into a camp chair, not to mention a strawberry-walnut-blue cheese-and-tomato salad (Californians don't you know), when Goodyear's newest, the Wingfoot One came purring overhead.

[sc:ad180]Canted into the wind like a dog-tracking sausage, the semi-rigid made two laps around Pioneer Field, thus putting Camp Scholler on something of a base leg before apparently landing. Tough to tell thanks to the trees, plus our arugula was going limp.

Goodyear has been sending an airship to Air Venture for over 40 years; it will be on display through Sunday.

Air Venture fabric, some of it lighter than air.
Air Venture fabric, some of it lighter than air.

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson is a professional magazine writer and nurtures an ongoing affair with all things internal combustion. His writing is most often found in automotive magazines, but aviation is his first love. Working as a line boy, he learned to fly while in high school, but still hasn't mastered the art of keeping a paper chart in an open cockpit.

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