flight image Blimps

A blimp a huge motorized gas filled balloon. Today they are used as stable platforms for scientists and sports commentators. A blimp can hover almost noisily over the one location for long periods of time.


Fast Facts:

  • TV blimps have a crew of up to 22 people
  • if a blimp is holed the gas escapes so slowly that there is plenty of time for repairs
  • dacron is used to construct blimps
  • they usually fly at a little over 300 metres
  • they travel at 80 km/h
  • scientist used blimps as a platform to study trees

Good-year blimp