Thursday, December 30, 2010

No ordinary blimp!

Saw the airship flying over downtown Los Angeles on December 29th, 2010 at about 4:30 in the afternoon.

Realized immediately that this was no ordinary "blimp!"

Not a blimp at all, as it turns out!

This was something really "different!"

Spotted the tail propeller, but missed the side-mounted engines completely!

It appeared really, really long!

The gondola seemed to be quite far forward compared to ordinary "blimps!"

The ship disappeared behind a building and did not re-appear on the other side of the building. It must have turned to the north, and stayed hidden behind that building as it flew away.

-- Carl Hazen

Saturday, December 4, 2010

During the Morning Commute in LA

I had my second sighting of the Zeppelin NT in late October during my morning commute to LA. I was driving on the westbound 91 freeway near the 605 when I saw the elegant Zeppelin NT flying north, perpendicular to my car's path. My travels took me northbound behind the airship, which breezed past the heavy traffic. I snapped a photo with my phone

-- David Seiden

Thursday, December 2, 2010

While Visiting Sunnyvale, California

We spotted the blimp on Tuesday, Nov. 30, while we were staying at the Wild Palms hotel in Sunnyvale, Calif for an uncle's funeral. I took a cell phone photo. When I got back home to St. Paul, Minn., I researched the blimp and discovered it's home is Sunnyvale and found this blog. Fun to see!

-- Greg Bury