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Drug War: U.S. Testing Blimps to Police Cross-Border Smuggling (Video Report)

Featured Image: The Spirit of Goodyear, one of the iconic Goodyear blimps.Credit Derek Jensen (Tysto) SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain). FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY.

From youtube uploaded by Bloomberg

Published on Apr 29, 2013

April 29 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Julie Hyman reports on the sequester affecting the way the U.S. fights drug smuggling. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Drug War: U.S. Testing Blimps to Police Cross-Border Smuggling

Blimp News: Construction is complete on behemoth airship; first flight planned

Photo: The USS Shenandoah Airship, Public domain photo from America’s first rigid Airship. Built 1022-23.  SOURCE Wikipedia

From Las Angeles Times

By W.J. Hennigan

January 4, 2013, 1:36 p.m.

A massive cargo-carrying airship has taken shape inside one of the 17-story wooden blimp hangars at the former military base in Tustin.

According to aircraft maker Worldwide Aeros Corp., construction is complete on a 36,000-pound blimp-like aircraft designed for the military to carry tons of cargo to remote areas around the world.

The Montebello company hopes to have a first flight in the coming months and to demonstrate cargo-carrying capability shortly thereafter. . . . Read Complete Report

The Blimp Police (W/ Video)

Photo: a rare sight.  6 Goodyear blimps flying in formation. SOURCE Goodyear’s Facebook page.

Blimps have been used for clandestine spying and surveillance for years. During the Civil WAR (the War of Northern Aggression), and even in the so-called “war on drugs.’  I saw one flying overhead while on a recent trip to the keys, I’m sure they were looking for drug boats. . . EDITOR    

from ForbiddenTV

Published on Sep 4, 2012 by 

Blimps in the News: Around the World Blimp Race? – US Military adds Blimps to Patrol Borders (w/Selected Short Subject)


Now here’s a race I would really enjoy following. . . EDITOR

from CNN News

Man seeks to stage around-the-world blimp race

By Marina Csomor, Special to CNN

updated 12:33 PM EDT, Fri August 17, 2012


(CNN) — Don Hartsell knows his idea could be considered crazy.

“I thought this project was so large, so ambitious, that no one would take me seriously,” says the Texas resident and aircraft enthusiast. “In fact, I was concerned they would think I was insane.”

Hartsell is talking about his World Sky Race, which as conceived would be a grand global spectacle. If all goes according to plan, a fleet of airships will take off from London in 2014 and race each other around the world, watched by millions of spectators, before finishing six months later just outside of Paris.

The event is planned as a series of 18 back-to-back races that will circumnavigate the globe. Although the route isn’t finalized, the proposed path will take pilots over at least four continents and about 130 United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) World Heritage sites — among them the Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty and the Palace of Versailles. . . . Read Complete Report


from Fox News Latino

US Military Adds Blimps to Patrol Border


Published August 15, 2012



With the United States’ conflicts in the Arab world drawing to a close, the government is using some of the technology honed on battlefields overseas on the home front.

Over the next few weeks, the U.S. military will begin to test a 72-foot-long, unmanned surveillance blimp in southern Texas that could be used to spot drug traffickers and undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. via its border with Mexico. Read Complete Report


And while on the subject (Just for Fun)

from youtube

Tom Slick: Bad Year Blimp Race

Uploaded by  on Jan 19, 2007

Vintage Cartoon. Enjoy!

Army’s new spy blimp makes first test flight over Jersey (W/Video)

Photo Army’s new spy Blimp over Jersey. “The “hybrid” airship takes off like a plane and uses helium to stay aloft” CREDIT: Northrop Grumman SOURCE: USA Today: Online

from USA Today

Aug 08, 2012

By Michael Winter, USA TODAY

After a two-month delay, the Army’s high-tech spy blimp has made its maiden flight, over the New Jersey Shore.

The football-field-size airship — Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, in Army parlance — was put through its paces for 90 minutes Tuesday evening at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, a military spokesman confirmed to our Gannett colleagues at the Courier News.  . . . . Read Complete Report

World Surveillance Group to Unveil Proprietary Blimp in a Box(TM) System at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012

Photo: [June 1] “1863     Solomon Andrews flew his airship Aereon made the first of three flights over Perth Amboy, New Jersey. This was the first dirigible airship in history”. . . . Source

Photo Source: Library of Congress.

from Market Watch


July 19, 2012, 9:00 a.m. EDT

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL, Jul 19, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — World Surveillance Group Inc. WSGI +0.33% , a developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs”) and related technologies, today announced the intent to unveil its proprietary Blimp in a Box(TM) (“BIB”) system at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (“AUVSI”) Unmanned Systems North America 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 6th – 9th. The BIB system is a compact, automated, self-contained aerostat platform that is intended to be mounted to the back of a standard vehicle. It is designed to provide real-time day/night high definition footage for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (“ISR”), detection of improvised explosive devices (“IEDs”), border security and other governmental and civilian uses . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Ballooning, Blimps and Great Airship History

Uploaded by  on Jan 21, 2007

“The History of Ballooning, Blimps, and the Great Airships”
Over 500 scenes were gathered from old photos, vintage movie films and artwork to build a timeline of events. The documentary covers the 19th century experiments, the Civil War, the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corp., WWI and WWII. Movie footage of the Gordon Bennet Balloon Races show the WJR Radio Balloon and other Michigan Balloon entries. 42 minutes plus historic previews. Available from

Go a Little DEEPER: First flight of LEMV military blimp scheduled for next month
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The Airship Mysteries of the 1800s 
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First flight of LEMV military blimp scheduled for next month

from GizMag


16:01 May 24, 2012

Next-generation airships are notorious for always being just around the corner, almost but not-quite ready to take to the skies. According to a report in Wired, however, Northrop Grumman’s military Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) has been scheduled to make its maiden flight early next month.

The announcement was reportedly made at a special forces industry conference in Tampa, Florida, by Northrop Grumman’s director of Army programs, K.C. Brown, Jr. . .  Read Complete Report

THEI Selected Short Subject: “Searching for Life in the Clouds” (With Video)

THEI Selected Short Subject

Featured Image: Poster photo of US Navy airships. CREDIT: US NAVY. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (Public Domain)

From (Orlando FL) By Claire Metz   6:25 PM EDT Sep 19, 2013

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —A huge blimp called Cloud Lab is in the air searching for life in the clouds, and it has been hanging above Brevard County lately.

It is loaded with many experiments and a team of researchers on a mission to investigate all kinds of things, including how hurricanes form, how the climate it changing and how far up life can be found. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by TRUTHstreammedia on Oct 3, 2013

Experimental Weather Blimp over Rural Texas Town


Dig a LITTLE DEEPER ~ THEI Archive: “Blimps”

FAA to Bid Out 1 of 6 Drone Testing Sites in US (+) US as Murder, Inc: No Over-site for Drone killings (Video Report)

From Intel Hub

By Shepard Ambellas

March 3, 2013

The entire drone industry is growing worldwide and domestically as the police state surveillance grid thickens. Now, worse then cameras on every street corner, citizens have other eyes to fear, the ones in the sky.

Tethered high altitude blimps, research platforms, and straight out drones (both military and private) in the skies over the US have changed our nation forever, as this newly proposed test site will be the earmark for getting this $10-100 million a year industry into full swing. . . . Read Complete Report


From Brass Check TV

US as Murder, Inc: No oversight for drone killings

Uploaded by MoyersandCompany

Published on Jan 30, 2013

Vicki Divoll, a former general counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and former deputy legal adviser to the C.I.A.’s Counterterrorism Center, and Vincent Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, talk to Bill Moyers about legal, ethical, and judicial issues involved in U.S. unmanned drone attacks and whom they target. Warren and Divoll express their concern over U.S. citizens placed on the “hit list,” as well as an alarming lack of policy disclosure by the government. . . . Read Complete Post

Panning for Gold Down Under (w/video)

I did a lot of gold panning during the 1970’s in California and even filed, staked out and worked my own Gold Claim in Alaska for a few years. Lots of fun finding gold. More fun Selling it. Shut up IRS you got yours. . . EDITOR

Photo: an old photograph of prospectors. This picture was taken in 1940 near Pinos Altos in New Mexico. I wonder if this was a hobby, or how they made their living. SOURCE Library of Congress. (Public Domain)

from The New Age

Oct 1 2012 10:30AM

France Nyaka

Panners from all over the world are expected to descend on Mpumalanga to showcase their talents when the heritage site of Pilgrim’s Rest in Graskop near Mashishing (formerly Lydenburg) hosts the first leg of the international tournament of World Gold Panning Championships today.

Provincial spokesperson for culture, sport and recreation department Sibongile Nkosi said the event would run until Sunday. She said the tournament would have panners from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and US. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Panning For Gold

Uploaded by  on May 29, 2008