Wingfoot Two: Second Goodyear blimp ‘christened’

24th October 2016 | 0 Comments
Wingfoot Two: Second Goodyear blimp ‘christened’
Richard Kramer looks on as Savannah James christens the new blimp Wingfoot Two

A crowd of more than 2,000 spectators looked on last Friday as a ceremonial bottle of champagne was broken over the nose of Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s newest blimp and it was officially given the name Wingfoot Two. The 246 foot airship was built in the USA by German firm Zeppelin NT and is the second of the new-generation ‘blimp’ fleet to enter service. It and its older sibling the Wingfoot One, which took to the air in 2014, are 50 feet longer than the previous generation of blimps and, at 73 mph, can travel more than 20 mph faster.

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