Goodyear blimp control gondola retires to Smithsonian

Nov 15, 2011 No Comments by

The Goodyear blimp and its brethren are as much a part of our transportation history as any automobile thanks to flying about in a way that harkens back to when the word airship was a part of lexicon. The blimp is not a dirigible – that is the airship retains its shape through pneumatic means, like a tire. Blimp control gondola C-49 will join the control gondola from the original Goodyear blimp Pilgrim (shown above) at the Smithsonian this week.

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