Goodyear Blimp visit to Watertown International Airport 9/1/07

For the first time in over 20 years the Goodyear Blimp was back in Watertown. I made a couple of trips over to the Watertown airport before it finally made it. There were a fair number of people there, watching and waiting for it to land.

The blimp had to circle for a bit until the ground crew got their mooring tower set up.

Here you can see one of the support vehicles, which had the mooring tower disassembled as well as tools and even a small workshop in the vehicle.

In these photos you can see the blimp coming in for a landing and then the ground crew grabbing the sides of the gondola and the lines. Note the guy at the top of the mooring tower.

Marc M

I am a web developer and fitness geek, but I have a heck of a lot of differing interests.  Biking, the Internet, technology, movies, fitness, running and walking and hiking, science fiction, photography, graphics, WordPress, flying and aircrafts, pets and animals, history, and much more.  I like to stay very fit but I don’t mind sitting at my computer for work and play either.  I live in upstate New York (that’s far from New York City) in a rural area, yet close to a small city, with my beautiful awesome wife, a bunch of beloved cats and dogs and chickens in a very old multi-century house.

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