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Blimp over Riddells Creek

Old 29th Oct 2014, 01:49
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Blimp over Riddells Creek

Looks like a lot of circuits and training, but is someone lining up for an advertising blitz?



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Old 29th Oct 2014, 03:04
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That’s interesting.
American Blimp A60+ VH-JVW was registered on 17th October to the Van Wagner Airship Company in NSW. Most recently it was in Europe advertising Goodyear. Possibly the same airship as I don’t think there are any others in Oz at the moment.

If memory services we’ve had Alan Bonds Airship Industries blimp advertising various Bond products
and then the American Blimp advertising Whitmans chocolates, Goodyear and briefly Accenture. Any others?

There was the period of the Sydney Olympics in 2000, when advertising was banned, that the Goodyear blimp was changed to “Good Games” and/or “Good luck” to get around the ban.

It will be great to see a blimp floating over us again
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 03:06
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There was the Holden blimp for a while too.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 03:59
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Are you sure the rego isn't JRW?
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 04:08
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Nope. CASA website says JVW. It also says JRW does not exist but I think this used to belong to a Cessna421 at some stage.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 04:30
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Yep, it was a C421 until 14/10/14 when that aircraft became VH-EQZ... the rego JRW was passed on to an interested party who wanted his initials.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 05:12
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Safer than a flag under a angry palm tree, John?
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 05:46
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Was painted and inflated at the old John Holland hangar (now Melbourne Aviation Precinct) at MEL over the last month or so. Emerged last week with an interesting take off.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 05:49
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How does one get to become a blimp pilot? Can you log it in the multi-engine column of the logbook?
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Old 30th Oct 2014, 05:14
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There was a Whitmans(sp) as well during the 1990s. I think Steve Jacobs had an issue in one during a live cross for IMT.
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Old 30th Oct 2014, 05:48
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How does one get to become a blimp pilot?
Um, eat lots of macca's

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Old 31st Oct 2014, 05:54
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Done that. What's the next step?
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 13:57
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I was doing city orbits today around Melbourne and I flew over that guy. I was super excited. I don't think I've ever seen a blimp. How many blimp pilots are there? BLIMPS!
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 17:22
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There are quite a few blimp pilots and a lot more limp pilots but very few limp blimp pilots.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:40
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My chickens didn't like it this morning. I thought they were acting funny, not straying too far from the chookhouse, even with freshly mown long grass in the yard. Then I saw the blimp nearby.

They're back to the normal pecking and scratching now it's gone.
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Keep those blimps on check, they have a habit of sneaking up on ya own bit of airspace.
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