Mary Hartman Posted December 1, 2008 Share Posted December 1, 2008 Take to the Calif. skies in the new zeppelin By Laura Bly, USA TODAY October 30, 2008 than seven decades after the giant Hindenburg burst into flames during a New Jersey landing, the zeppelin is returning to the USA — with an hour-long ride above the San Francisco Bay Area, costing a lofty $495 per person.Airship Ventures' newly built zeppelin, a canvas-covered airship with a gondola that holds up to 12 passengers, is 15 feet longer than a Boeing 747. Unlike the Hindenburg, which was filled with hydrogen, the modern version is kept aloft by non-flammable helium. Typical cruising altitude is 1,000 feet. Story: http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/story?id=6151659&page=1 Web/How to fly: http://www.airshipventures.com/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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