Airship hovers outside former SoCal air base; wind cuts test short – latimes.com


A massive experimental airship briefly lumbered into the skies in front of the former military base in Tustin, where shifting winds kept it from making its first untethered flight.

The 266-foot-long Aeroscraft was built by Worldwide Aeros Corp. with more than $50 million in funding from the Pentagon and NASA to demonstrate a novel buoyancy system that enables the airship to carry heavy loads — and to move vertically with the precision of a helicopter.

The helium-filled airship’s only cargo Tuesday was two passengers, test pilot Corky Belanger and Aeroscraft inventor Igor Pasternak.

via Airship hovers outside former SoCal air base; wind cuts test short – latimes.com.

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  1. NavyDavy

    First duty station Lakehurst, NJ. (HU-2). Scary site watching the sh*tbags getting tossed around in the breeze. Interesting site here.

    http://www.nlhs.com/