Focus Friday - The Goodyear Blimps

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Friday, Oct 8 2010 by

The Goodyear Blimp is the collective name for a fleet of blimps operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for advertising purposes and for use as a television camera platform for aerial views of sporting events.

Today there are three blimps in the fleet operating in the United States which are:

Spirit of America, based in Carson, California, near Los Angeles

Goodyear Blimp 'Spirit of America' in flight (Birds Eye)
Goodyear Blimp 'Spirit of America' in flight
Goodyear Blimp Facility (Birds Eye)
Goodyear Blimp Facility

Spirit of Goodyear, based in Suffield Township, Ohio, near Akron

Goodyear Blimp (Google Maps)
Goodyear Blimp
Wingfoot Lake Blimp Facility (Google Maps)
Wingfoot Lake Blimp Facility

Spirit of Innovation, based in Pompano Beach, Florida, near Miami

Goodyear Blimp 'Spirit of Innovation' (Google Maps)
Goodyear Blimp 'Spirit of Innovation'
Goodyear blimp hangar (Birds Eye)
Goodyear blimp hangar