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Spirit of Goodyear Floats Over North Carolina

Spirit of Goodyear Floats Over North Carolina

If you looked up into the sky Monday, you may have seen the Goodyear blimp navigating the skies of Hickory, N.C.

Ashton Leonard, a 17-year-old junior at Bandys High School and one of the lucky riders on the blimp, said his experience was “amazing.” “I’m kind of speechless,” said Leonard, who also said he had never ridden on a blimp before. His father, Kirk Leonard, gave his ticket to his son.

“He’s young,” said the older Leonard. “How many opportunities is he going to get to ride in a blimp?”

The Akron, Ohio-based Spirit of Goodyear, was in Hickory Monday and gave rides to several very lucky people, beneficiaries of Clark Tire, who is celebrating its 70th anniversary in the tire business.

For the complete story by Skip Marsden of the Hickory Daily Record, click here.

Photo by Goodyear

Updated: May 28, 2013 — 9:59 AM

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