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Goodyear’s New Blimp 'Wingfoot Two' Arrives In Los Angeles

A Bigger, Faster, State-Of-The-Art Goodyear Blimp Begins A New Era In The West

Goodyear’s newest blimp Wingfoot Two and its crew recently arrived in greater Los Angeles, completing a 2,600-mile, 10-state and three-week cross-country tour from Ohio to California. Wingfoot Two will be temporarily based at Long Beach Airport until moving to its permanent home at Goodyear’s airship base in nearby Carson, CA.

With the return of the iconic blimp to California, Goodyear has a full schedule of activities including broadcast aerial coverage, customer events and passenger rides. The blimp provided aerial coverage for the L.A. Clippers game on Nov. 1, BlizzCon on Nov. 3, the Arizona-USC college football game on Nov. 4, and coverage of both the Clippers and L.A. Lakers home games on Nov. 5.

“We are very excited to introduce Wingfoot Two to her new home in Southern California after a great trip creating new fans across the country,” said Pilot in Charge Matthew St. John. “We are honored to carry on our role as an aerial ambassador for Goodyear with this new generation of Goodyear Blimp.”

Goodyear Blimps have flown the California skies for more than 90 years, providing aerial coverage of many of the most-watched sports, entertainment and news events. Notable events include the first-ever live aerial feed to a transcontinental telecast over the 1955 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, the 1984 Summer Olympics, the Academy Awards red carpet arrivals, the 2015 Special Olympics and numerous Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Galaxy, Kings, USC and UCLA games.

At more than 246 feet long, Wingfoot Two stretches nearly the length of a football field. The blimp’s top speed is 73 miles per hour. Its three vectoring engines allow for excellent maneuverability and an aluminum and carbon fiber semi-rigid frame supports an envelope with the capacity to hold nearly 300,000 cubic feet of helium, the equivalent of more than 25 million baseballs.

(Source: Goodyear news release. Image from file)

FMI: www.goodyearblimp.com

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