The Pendleton Panther

Airship Ventures

Posted on: October 29, 2008

 A new company called Airship Ventures cranked up its marketing machine to introduce zeppelin rides in the United States after a 71-year hiatus brought on by the Hindenburg disaster in 1937. The disaster was the onset of World War II and the eclipse of ocean liner-in-the-sky airships by airplanes. Airship Ventures takes off on Friday with four flights from the Mountain View airfield. Flying in the world’s largest airship is a very smooth experience. The six-cylinder aircraft engines are very tranquil which allows the ship’s 12 passengers to chat easily among themselves and the crew in the narrow gondola. Grand vistas can be seen through large windows, some of which can be opened. It’s not for everyone: A one-hour flight from either Moffett or Oakland International Airport is $495 per person, and two hours is $950. The company will start using Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport next month, where a one-hour Wine Country ticket is $525 and two hours $975.


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