New blimp's skeleton unveiled
For the first time in more than four decades, Goodyear is updating its fleet of blimps. Click to see images of the new Goodyear NT currently under construction in Ohio.
Goodyear is constructing its newest airship at a hangar in Mogadore, Ohio. Compared to the older airships, the new ones will be longer, faster and more maneuverable.
The skeleton of the new airship -- the Goodyear NT. It's the first update to thecompany's iconic blimp fleet in more than four decades.
Crew members help land an existing blimp at the hangar in Mogadore, Ohio.
Blimp operation is an uncommon trade these days. "Experienced blimp people are hard to find," Goodyear said on its website.
Seen from aboard the blimp, airship crew members wait to assist its landing.
A Goodyear blimp pilot lands after a short flight at the company's facility in Mogadore, Ohio.
Fins for the tail of the new Goodyear NT blimp. "We are ushering in a new era of airships," said Nancy Ray, Goodyear's director of Global Airship Operations.