Goodyear Blimps

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Goodyear has maintained a fleet of blimps for many decades. They are replacing the blimp fleet with Zeppelins. The last Goodyear blimp will be retired in 2016.

Spirit of Innovation N4A, Goodyear, Arizona
September 13, 2015

Goodyear Blimp N4A Spirit of Innovation, Goodyear, September 13, 2015 The Goodyear blimp Spirit of Innovation landed at Goodyear, Arizona on Sunday, September 13, 2015. It is the last Goodyear blimp. The others have been replaced with Zeppelins. On Tuesday it is scheduled to depart for its new home base in Carson, California. It is slated to be replaced by a Zeppelin next year.

Goodyear Blimp N4A Spirit of Innovation, Goodyear, September 13, 2015

Goodyear Blimp N4A Spirit of Innovation, Goodyear, September 13, 2015

Goodyear Blimp N4A Spirit of Innovation, Goodyear, September 13, 2015

Goodyear Blimp N4A Spirit of Innovation, Goodyear, September 13, 2015

Goodyear Blimp N4A Spirit of Innovation, Goodyear, September 13, 2015

Goodyear Blimp N4A Spirit of Innovation, Goodyear, September 13, 2015

Goodyear Blimp Spirit Of Innovation Goodyear Blimp Spirit Of Innovation at Goodyear, Arizona on September 13, 2015. You can purchase prints of this photo as large as 16 inches by 24 inches.

Goodyear Blimp N4A Spirit of Innovation, Goodyear, September 13, 2015

Goodyear Blimp N4A Spirit of Innovation, Goodyear, September 13, 2015

Goodyear Blimp N4A Spirit of Innovation, Goodyear, September 13, 2015

Goodyear Blimp Spirit Of Innovation Goodyear Blimp Spirit Of Innovation at Goodyear, Arizona on September 13, 2015. You can purchase prints of this photo as large as 16 inches by 24 inches.

Goodyear Blimp N4A Spirit of Innovation, Goodyear, September 13, 2015

Columbia N10A, Goleta, California
August 26, 1988

Goodyear blimp Columbia, N10A at Goleta on August 26, 1988 Goodyear blimp Columbia, N10A at Goleta on August 26, 1988.

Columbia N4A, Santa Barbara, California
October 1985

DC-3, N25CE Puff, Santa Barbara Airport, October 1985 DC-3, N25CE Puff taxies past Goodyear Blimp, N4A Columbia at the Santa Barbara Airport in October 1985. This picture will appear in the February 2012 edition of Klassiker der Luftfahrt.

DC-3, N25CE Puff, Santa Barbara Airport, October 1985 DC-3, N25CE Puff taxies past Goodyear Blimp, N4A Columbia at the Santa Barbara Airport in October 1985.

Columbia N3A, Tucson, Arizona
April 1971

Goodyear blimp Columbia N3A, Tucson April 1971 While Columbia was at Tucson International Airport in April 1971, a sudden shift in the wind caused the blimp to do a nosestand at its mooring.

Goodyear blimp Columbia N3A, Tucson April 1971

Columbia N3A, Goodyear, Arizona
March 1971

Goodyear blimp Columbia N3A, Goodyear March 1971 The Goodyear blimp Columbia N3A visited the town of Goodyear, west of Phoenix, Arizona in March 1971.

Goodyear blimp Columbia N3A, Goodyear March 1971 Faded black and white print version

Goodyear blimp Columbia N3A, Goodyear March 1971

Goodyear blimp Columbia N3A, Goodyear March 1971 Faded black and white print version

Goodyear blimp Columbia N3A, Goodyear March 1971

Goodyear blimp Columbia N3A, Goodyear March 1971 Faded black and white print version


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Mobile Airships sells Indoor and Outdoor unmanned radio controlled (R/C) Blimps.

The Naval Airship Association serves to gather, perpetuate and disseminate the lighter-than-air expertise and knowledge that has been accumulated during the U.S. Navy's long involvement with the development and employment of lighter-than-air principles in military aviation.

Zepellins eat blimps for breakfast on John Dziadecki's Airship Page.


Books about airships available from

Dr. Eckener's Dream Machine : The Great Zeppelin and the Dawn of Air Travel by Douglas Botting Dr. Eckener's Dream Machine : The Great Zeppelin and the Dawn of Air Travel by Douglas Botting

When Giants Roamed the Sky: Karl Arnstein and the Rise of Airships from Zeppelin to Goodyear by Dale Topping When Giants Roamed the Sky: Karl Arnstein and the Rise of Airships from Zeppelin to Goodyear by Dale Topping

Golden Age of the Great Passenger Airships : Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg by Harold G. Dick Golden Age of the Great Passenger Airships : Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg by Harold G. Dick

The Great Dirigibles : Their Triumphs and Disasters by John Toland The Great Dirigibles : Their Triumphs and Disasters by John Toland

Inside the Hindenburg by Mireille Majoor Inside the Hindenburg by Mireille Majoor

The Hindenburg by Patrick O'Brien The Hindenburg by Patrick O'Brien

Sky Ships : A History of the Airship in the United States Navy by William A. Althoff

The Zeppelin in Combat : A History of the German Naval Airship Division 1912-1918 by Douglas H. Robinson.


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Edited February 8, 1997