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ATT DirectTV blimp visit

11 January 2017

I watched this blimp point into a stiff offshore breeze and hold a hover for several minutes near Fisher Island in the vicinity of Miami Beach. Then, quick as you please, the craft was pivoted 90° to starboard presenting its port side (now a giant sail) to the wind which had it body surf to the east at 20–30 mph. An excellent demonstration of the mastery of physics and lighter-than-air flight.

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The ATT DirectTV blimp starboard side—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft image

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The ATT DirectTV blimp orbiting the American Airlines Arena in Miami—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft image

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The ATT DirectTV blimp orbiting the American Airlines Arena in Miami—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft image

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The ATT DirectTV blimp orbiting the American Airlines Arena in Miami—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft image

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The ATT DirectTV blimp orbiting the American Airlines Arena in Miami showing the port side advertisement screen—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft image

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 11 January 2017 01:25

    I have always wanted to take a blimp ride. Never had the opportunity.

  2. Michael Ruby permalink
    11 January 2017 09:16

    The contract is over in march.

    Then we will only have goodyear’s blimps.

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