Posts Tagged ‘Airship Ventures’

The First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice) Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Here in San Jose, California summer means we will have nothing but bright sun shiny days.
A ride on the Farmers Airship Zeppelin would be an amazing way to enjoy our beautiful West Coast weather.

On October 28th, 2008 I was invited to go up in the Zeppelin. It was the most exciting experience!

Instrument Panel
Katharine Board – The only female Zeppelin pilot in the world.

Farmers Airship Zeppelin
Track the Ship – Current Location

Airship Ventures Gift Store

Zep Cam

Eureka the Zeppelin is Back at Moffett Field


Eureka (the Farmers Airship) has been away from the Bay Area for six months. To celebrate her return the public is invited to a free festive event.

There will be an opportunity to meet the members of the airship crew. There will be a Drawing. The prizes include souvenirs, T-shirts, and Zeppelin ground tours.

Also, one lucky winner will win a free flight for two!


Moffett Field

Thursday, Nov. 3rd

Starts at Noon – Ends at 1:30 pm

Open to the public

Take 101 – Ellis Street exit to the Ellis Street gate.

Note: Guests must show a Government issued ID at the gate.

Once in – look for building # 158 near the control tower.

See Airship Ventures site for more information.

If you plan to attend – check in on facebook.

I have been up in the Zeppelin, and it was was one terrific ride!

Moffett Field – Hanger One & Zeppelins


Many years ago Moffett Field’s Hangar One was built for the USS Macon. Today the goal is to save Hangar One from demolition. Hope is with the Navy and NASA Ames to follow though with plans to bring Hangar One up to current safety standards.

The History of Moffett Field – a Free Lecture: sponsored by the Saratoga Historical Foundation.

“John Mascali will trace the 75 year history of Moffett Field beginning in 1930 to the present. The multi-media presentation is free to the public. Mascali, a director of Moffett Field’s Historical Society will recount stories of the construction of the historic Hanger One, the dirigible USS Macon, the squadrons and aircraft that have flown out of Moffett Field and some of the history of NASA Ames.

Hangar One, built during the Depression, is one of the largest unsupported structures in the country. The floor covers 8 acres and can accommodate 10 football fields. The hangar’s’interior is so large that fog sometimes forms near the ceiling. Hangar One was used to house the USS Macon, a 785 foot dirigible. The Macon could accommodate 100 officers and men; sleeping berths, a mess room, a galley and observation platform in the nose and tail. The Navy used the dirigible for reconnaissance. The ship was useful because of its silent motion and speed (up to 80 mph) for long distance.”

Monday, March 15 @ 7:15 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church
14103 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070

In 2008 I was invited to go up in an Airship moored at Moffett Field. It was a ride of a lifetime.

see Airship Ventures

Zeppelin flickr set

Airship Ventures and Steampunk Convention

Yesterday, high winds tried to keep the zeppelin in Arizona. Today the 246-foot airship appeared in the sky over Blythe, California. At last look they set down in San Bernardino.

While in San Jose for the Steampunk Convention, Abney Park (“The Airship Pirates”) will go up in the airship. Tickets for the ride are Sold Out, but tickets for the Steampunk Convention seem available.

Zeppelin is Coming!!!

No, not one as heavy as led, but the one lighter-than-air.

Brian and Alexandra Hall of Los Gatos may be the owners of the Airship Ventures Zeppelin, but it is something that we in the South Bay can all be proud of.

Weather permitting the airship should appear in our sky on October 25th.

I’ll let you know all about it after my ride on the 27th. Look for me waving down to you sometime after 9 in the morning!

The Story

Up Ship – The blog

Track the Ship

If you see the airship let them know about it here. Grab your camera.

Reservations – Gift Cards etc.

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