Monday, February 23, 2009

I now still get excited everytime I see it!

I was walking in Bair Island (Redwood City)10/25/09 and spotted the air ship. Ran home to find out more information. I believe I was viewing the Bay Area's maiden voyage? It was thrilling to see. I now still get excited everytime I see it and plan to surprise my husband on his next birthday with a tour; can't wait!

-- samros mike

Thursday, February 19, 2009

US Navy Ships with Mooring Masts

As zeppelin history, the US Navy had two oilers (tankers) equipped with mooring mast to permit the replenishment of the dirigibles MACON, AKRON, SHENANDOAH & LOS ANGELES at sea to extend their search range. The concept was that as the dirigible approached the oiler, the oiler would swing around and steam astern. The airship would then approach over the bow of the oiler and line up over the ship's hull; then when positioned the airship would send down hoses for fuel and water and food.

For some images, Google: ' USS PATOKA ' and scroll down to NH 73285 & 76379

-- Jonathan Barker, CAPT USN (RET)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I see the Airship Ventures Zeppelin quite frequently

I see the Airship Ventures Zeppelin quite frequently, sometimes when it is flying over San Francisco, sometimes when it is flying near Highway 101 near Palo Alto, and I even happened to see the Zepplin when it was flying near where we reside in Half Moon Bay. The photo I am attaching is one I took when my husband and I stopped at Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge on January 31, 2009. We had been standing at the beach watching the ocean and people for only a few minutes when the Airship Ventures Zepplin came into view. I snapped several photos of the Zepplin as it was flying over the Golden Gate Bridge. I am attaching one of the photos taken that day.

We love all the sightings we have experienced, and hope to see the Airship Ventures Zepplin for many years to come (and perhaps have the opportunity to ride on it one day).

-- sharon

Thursday, February 12, 2009

It was a shocking sight!

I saw your airship while driving on Santa Teresa Blvd in San Jose on my way to the mall!! It was a Shocking sight! I will book a flight, it looks fabulous.

-- Theresa

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Having lunch in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco

We were having lunch in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco on 2/7/2009 and saw the zeppelin cruising over the Oakland hills across the bay.

-- Ray

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I looked up to see something that brought me back in time

I was sitting on my bed looking out the sliding door at our garden, facing the bay here in Hayward. I looked up to see something that brought me back in time. I was not alive to see the early airships but being a history buff I knew of them and all about them. Seeing you in the air was incredible!! I thought how great it is to see that flying with a blue sky behind it. I was not quick enough to grab my camera. I was transfixed by the Airship.

-- Ernie

From my apartment in Nob Hill

Saw the Airship Ventures Zeppelin from my apartment in the Nob Hill neighborhood. Pretty cool!

-- Kyoza