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blimp:

see airshipairship,
an aircraft that consists of a cigar-shaped gas bag, or envelope, filled with a lighter-than-air gas to provide lift, a propulsion system, a steering mechanism, and a gondola accommodating passengers, crew, and cargo.
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blimp

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(aerospace engineering)
A name originally applied to nonrigid, pressure-type airships, usually of small size; now applied to airships with volumes of approximately 1,500,000 cubic feet (42,000 cubic meters).

blimp

A colloquial term that refers to a small, nonrigid airship. See airship.

blimp

1. a small nonrigid airship, esp one used for observation or as a barrage balloon
2. Films a soundproof cover fixed over a camera during shooting
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Goodyear nicknamed one of its first blimps the "Santa Claus Express" in 1927 to spread holiday cheer across the skies of America.
NORAD said the blimp became untethered while at an altitude of just 6,600 feet, far below its maximum recommended altitude of up to 10,000 feet.
The longest a Goodyear blimp was in service was the "Spirit of Goodyear," which retired in 2014 after 14 years, he says.
The maximum altitude of the blimp is about 2,000 feet, providing line of sight communications up to 30 miles away using whatever equipment the user wants to put on it, be it infrared cameras or communications gear.
Project manager Micheal >O'Broin with the blimps and, right, the blimps fly over the landscape
And today the huge Goodyear safety blimp or airship - which was captured on television hovering over the Millennium Stadium during Wales' clash with England on Saturday - leaves Cardiff for England.
The blimp did plenty to generate product awareness in the towns across the South.
The Goodyear blimp, the familiar airship displaying the company's winged sandal logo, was voted 'a business and design classic' by a national design organisation, less than month after Bibendum, better known as the Michelin man was declared 'the world's best corporate image' by the Financial Times.
As the blimp travels to cover the biggest games in college football throughout the season, Goodyear will offer select fans a once-in-a-lifetime chance to ride in the iconic Goodyear Blimp.
Never could he have imagined that one day one of his descendants would be asked to christen the blimp.
The blimp is an all-new, state-of-the-art version that is larger, faster, more maneuverable than previous models, and builds on the company s legacy as the world s leading builder and operator of airships.
Despite the fact that Meldrum has reportedly been ridiculed by some peers for past research of a being whose existence is widely disputed by mainstream science, the professor is seeking to raise $300,000-plus in private donations to build the remote-controlled blimp.