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    GoodYear Blimp ID Needed

    I've been watching the 16mm movies I bought last summer . The movie marked ''1954, 1955 vacation'' has some cool footage of a Goodyear Blimp . I've looked at hundreds of fotos of blimps in google images and I can;t find this particular one - as you can see , it has those distinctive square markings on the belly .
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    Can't say much other then it looks like the Goodyear blimp I come to know. I saw it as a youngster cursing along interstate 35 in Iowa many years ago. It looked like that one you have posted that I saw. I would say you have some very interesting old color film footage well worth seeking further info on. Could be valuable to aviation collectors especially if it comes out to be footage unknown to exist of that particular Goodyear blimp.

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    You may wish to ask the source:
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    PS: Those 'panels' under the logo may be for lighting signage.
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    advertising panels...probable attachment points for electric lights...
    most of the goodyear blimps were ex-navy, so if you have the tail numbers...

    that sure looks like goodyear, Arizona...{back in the day}


    http://www.goodyearblimp.com/cfmx/web/blimp/history/

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    In that vacation footage do you see any recognizable landmarks. (either just before or just after the blimp footage) They probably did a typical 50's, cross country, vacation drive. As a kid we did a lot of these.

    I just saw our local blimp last week. I think there are two within about 20 miles of me. but they would be much newer than that one.
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    Just from memory, I think at one time Goodyear blimps were named after winners of the America's Cup in sailing. Mayflower, Enterprise, America, Intrepid, etc. (I think), and I think at any given time there were only four?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdan View Post
    In that vacation footage do you see any recognizable landmarks. (either just before or just after the blimp footage) They probably did a typical 50's, cross country, vacation drive. As a kid we did a lot of these.

    I just saw our local blimp last week. I think there are two within about 20 miles of me. but they would be much newer than that one.
    Here's some shots after they took off . Looks likes a military base , moutains - then over a neighborhood with palm trees - I'm thinking maybe California ?
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    donald peterson

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    looks like southmountain, luke afb, farm fields...the palm trees an manson look like palm springs...both within flight distance of goodyear Arizona..

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    OH THE HUMANITIES! What a cool find.
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    Sorry I can't resist Remembering the Capt. When I see a blimp




    Cool Pics !
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    donald peterson

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    well, i can not find that view of south mountain...i suspect it is not possible even in a blimp...
    but...that is south mountain in arizona, looking south from the northwest...almost above luke air force base..

    all that area is now subdivisions...except for luke afb.
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    Can I post an AVI 46.6 mb on Here (Tnet) of the blimp footage . I was trying to earlier - the wheel was spinning for 4 minuets - then we lost power (ICE STORM) - power just came on . I was just wondering how to post a short clip .

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    I think it might be the '' RANGER ''
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojjax View Post
    Can I post an AVI 46.6 mb on Here (Tnet) of the blimp footage . I was trying to earlier - the wheel was spinning for 4 minuets - then we lost power (ICE STORM) - power just came on . I was just wondering how to post a short clip .
    could you do that u-tube thing? (never did it myself) and then put a link up here?
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