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

Photo: The USS Shenandoah Airship, Public domain photo from history.navy.mil. 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

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