Monday, November 30, 2009

At Los Altos for the Parade

My group was assembling at the Los Altos Post Office on November 30, 2009 for the Festival of Lights parade, when we caught sight of the Eureka!

Sadly, it veered off and sailed away from us.

-- Bob Felice

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Two 'fer

OK -- time for one of my own!

I took this from the gangway to the Queen Mary earlier this evening. We just happened to be heading out to catch a cab, and there they were (look closely) -- both the Eureka and Goodyear Blimp.

-- Brian Hall

From my balcony on Signal Hill

I live in Signal Hill and saw you guys from my balcony!

-- Marie

Saw her over Santa Monica Airport

Over Santa Monica Airport, coming in from the north east.

About 11:15am Nov 22, 2009

-- Brian Hart

Friday, November 13, 2009

A great rainbow polka-dotted outfit

I took this digital photo at the Vertical Challenge Helicopter Air Show, at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, Calif., on June 20, 2009. I saw this little girl in a great rainbow polka-dotted outfit sitting atop her dad's shoulders and I knew I had to get a shot of her with something unique in the air. Airship Ventures' airship with the rainbow balloon-decorated "Up!" logo was that perfect "something." What a nice, fortuitous pairing. The only thing marring the airship, on its right, in my photo was the big, gray dust spot on my camera lens -- but I think it can be "Photoshopped" out of the image. Thank you for piloting your airship out there for us all to view and enjoy at the show.

-- Tannie Soo Hoo

I saw Eureka right in front of me, hovering over the campus lawn.

Though I have seen your airship many times, I was gifted on Thursday, 11/12/09 when I walked out of the administrative building at SLAC National Accelerator Lab (about 3:45 p.m.) and saw Eureka right in front of me, hovering over the campus lawn. I watched (and waved) until the pilot deftly turned it toward Stanford and then rapidly headed home to Moffett.

I grew up in this area in the 50's and love having a "blimp" (I know, airship) in the skies once again. The excitement has not diminished.

Sorry - no photos - I regrettably didn't even have my phone/camera!

-- Janice Dabney

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Eureka? Or a UFO?

John Hibble asks "Have you done any stationary night flights. I have seen rapidly pulsating red, blue green and white lights over Santa Cruz on 8/29, 9/3, 9/4, 9/23, 10/23, 10/30, 10/31, and 11/2."

Very curious, but no, we have not!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Every day we play the game, "Is the blimp in its spot?"

I drive up and down the 101 from San Jose to Palo Alto twice a day on the way to work/school, with my kids. One of the highlights of the trip is passing by Moffett Field and sighting the blimp. Every day we play the game, "Is the blimp in its spot?" My 3-year old son, Shai, gets so excited when he sees the blimp near the hangar. It really brings a smile to his face! And an even bigger smile when we spot it in the air!

-- Maureen Krantz

Thursday, November 5, 2009

High Above San Francisco

I was taking pictures of Victorian houses at the end of October when I saw the Eureka flying high above the city. Naturally, I turned my camera toward the airship and took a few photographs.

-- Carlos Ortiz

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pulling Away from Pier 41 on the Ferry

Pulling Away from Pier 41 in San Francisco on the Oakland Alameda Ferry. It was a beautiful November day on the bay with a beautiful view and Airship Ventures added to the magic.

-- Heather Jackson