Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Nice to see people enjoying the playground that is our airspace

As an avid veteran pilot, it was nice to see people enjoying the playground that is our airspace... right over the property.

blue skies.

-- Skip Orsik

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Two Giants, Antonov and Zeppelin



Michael Cierpka (Ground Crew Chief on loan to us from Zeppelin) sends us these great photos he took the other day of Eureka in the background, and a wonderous Antonov An-124 transport in the foreground.

Friday, September 25, 2009

San Francisco Tour as Experienced from Oakland

A friend of ours sent us this nice mix he did of his flight last fall. It gives a good feel for our San Francisco tour as operated from Oakland airport. Includes some fun footage around 4:40 where we load the air stairs into the ship after the last flight of the day, prior to returning to home base.

Thanks Craig!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SF Symphony at the Embarcadero - Eureka appeared for the finale




The SF Symphony performed in the Embarcadero on September 11. The Eureka appeared just in time for the finale, flying past the Ferry Building as the orchestra played Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel Waltz.

-- Carlos Ortiz

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

We live under the airship approach path into Long Beach Airport




We live under the airship approach path into Long Beach Airport, so we see Eureka whenever she's in the area.

Here are shots of her at the mast on Sunday, 9/6, when the day's LA Basin tours were over.

I hope to get some better shots of her on approach, landing and departure next time she's in Long Beach. Or, if you prefer, I can point you to the vantage points on Signal Hill. A professional would surely make better use of the location.

-- Tom Barclay

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Coming Home from Karate Practice

I was coming home from karate practice in Morgan Hill to Gilroy on Monterey Rd. It was white and it had a reddish orange "X" and a blueish strip. I thought it was really cool.

from Ezekiel and Dad

P.S. I am 6 years old

Santana Row

I was in Santana Row on the afternoon of 8 Sep09 and saw the Airsip coming over the plaza section.

-- Ciro A Morales III

Highway 246, from Lompoc to Buellton

I was coming home from work around 12:15 pm on hwy246, from Lompoc to buellton. I looked up as i was driving and saw your air ship......very cool..... I thought to myself what a fun thing to do. Would love to know if you do this area...Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Yanez valley?

-- Bill Marable

Monday, September 7, 2009

Right over our house on Labor Day


Right over our house on Labor Day.

-- Tony Di Schino

To our surprise, the airship



My wife called me and asked if I could hear what see thought were helicopters. When I came outside I said to her, (Look up). To our surprise, The airship.

9/7/09 approx. 6:15pm.

-- Robert Bilotti

At the bounce house party

It's 6:20pm and my son, who just turned six yesterday, came running into the house screaming. We still had the bounce house blown up from the birthday party he had. He and his 3 year old, special needs brother were outside bouncing. So naturally I though something happened to his brother...but NO. He was screaming "BLIMP, BLIMP". We all looked up in the sky and saw your airship. We live in North Tustin, CA

-- Jenna Weil

My kids thought it was the coolest thing ever!

My kids and I saw the ship today over the City of Orange. We pulled into El Modena High Schools parking lot and watched it hover. My kids thought it was the coolest thing ever!

-- Jennifer

Over Corona del Mar State Beach

Saw the Zeppelin Sat the 5th over Corona del Mar State Beach, and couldn't to check out the website and see "what's the deal".

-- Doug

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Near the Trump Golf Course

I was swimming in my pool, R.Palos Verdes, your zeppelin came from the east, harbor area. Near the Trump golf course the nose went up, then the airship turned and went back to where it came from. I have seen you on other days, but never could read your name!!! What a great sight! I want to take a ride, close to/over my home!!!

no pics, yet!!!!

-- ela

A few photos from Signal Hill



We live near Long Beach Airport, so when Eureka's in town we are forever rushing out into the front yard, into the street, or up Signal Hill to get a good look at your beautiful airship. And a few photos, too.

I understand Rod Roddenberry is part of Airship Ventures [ED - he flew with us, but isn't officially involved]; my father knew Rod's father slightly, and I had a slight e-mail acquaintance with Mrs. BR. Glad to know Rod's been involved in something so exciting.

-- Tom Barclay

"Papa, look at the big balloon, I want to fly in it!"

We live on the bay at Newport Beach and when the ship was flying by, my granddaughter screamed "papa look at the big balloon, I want to fly in it".

No photos.

-- Lou Faubert

Friday, September 4, 2009

Caught a brief glimpse in Long Beach


I only caught a brief glimpse of the ship as I was waiting in the car at the gas pump in Long Beach. Its the second time I saw in the last two days. I saw it yesterday in the afternoon in Los Angeles.

-- Charlie

Thursday, September 3, 2009

From your July 4 visit to Long Beach



My 8 year old son suddenly went on a zeppelin kick. He's been reading zeppelin history books as bedtime stories. When we found out that ship was going to be in LA for the fourth of July, he was so excited. We drove down to Long Beach and found a spot where we could watch the ship take off. Here's the best 2 shots.

-- Brad Gake

Saw you over Sony Picture Studios

I saw you flying over Sony Picture Studios at about 1:20pm

-- Richard

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Airship Ventures Zeppelin over Lexington Reservoir


I had just finished by mountain bike ride on the Limekiln Tail in the Sierra Azul Preserve and was heading back along the Lexington Reservoir when the Zeppelin flew right over the lake. It moves faster than you think. Was just able to snap a picture of it as it headed for the summit.

-- Steve Wilhelm

Down at the pier at Cayucos, California

After receiving a text message from above Hearst Castle, I zipped my gondola down to the pier at Cayucos, California, just north of Morro Rock, and was pleased to see the Zeppelin turn east and fly directly over me. Thanks again, and see you soon!

-- Stillman Brown

video

Seen flying east of Vandenberg AFB

I saw your airship flying east of Vandenberg AFB. Looked pretty cool!

-- John

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Seen from Highway 17

I was driving up Highway 17 and it followed me all the way to my house near Ocean View Road.

-- Joey Robinson