When I was too young to remember my parents told me that I asked for a blimp after seeing one in the sky in the late 1940s or early 1950s. I suppose I was like Randy in the film A Christmas Story.
WOW!! Whoopie, a Zeppelin!!
I never got a Zeppelin for Christmas but much later in life when I was in the Navy I was stationed at Moffett Field NAS in California. I worked on P-3 Orion aircraft in Hangar One, a place so large it had it’s own weather. At one time they actually had the Goodyear Blimp inside for maintenance.
I think riding one of these needs to be on my bucket list. A new generation of Goodyear blimps was featured on the Jan 10th Sunday Morning CBS show.