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SUFFIELD, Ohio (March 18, 2014) — Goodyear unveiled its new blimp on March 14 during a media day at the Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake hangar in Suffield.

In this video, Greg Poppenhouse, blimp chief pilot, explains some of the new features on the yet-to-be-named Goodyear blimp.

Some features include:

  • Fly by wire
  • Extended cabin space in the gondola

Goodyear officials said the new airship is larger, faster and more maneuverable than previous airships. It is scheduled to begin test flights over Northeast Ohio later this month before going into service in the summer.

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Video: A talk with pilot of new Goodyear blimp

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SUFFIELD, Ohio (March 18, 2014) — Goodyear unveiled its new blimp on March 14 during a media day at the Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake hangar in Suffield.

In this video, Greg Poppenhouse, blimp chief pilot, explains some of the new features on the yet-to-be-named Goodyear blimp.

Some features include:

  • Fly by wire
  • Extended cabin space in the gondola

Goodyear officials said the new airship is larger, faster and more maneuverable than previous airships. It is scheduled to begin test flights over Northeast Ohio later this month before going into service in the summer.

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