How do you get an invitation to ride on the Goodyear blimp?
Rides on the Goodyear Blimps are available only at the invitation of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Due to the limited number of seats available, most riders are Goodyear customers through our dealer relationships, winners of local charity auctions, local dignitaries or members of the media.
How much does a ride on the Goodyear blimp cost?
There are no tickets to buy. All Blimp rides are auctioned off for charity at a cost of $14,000 for two people as told to us by a Blimp pilot during our tour. If you wish to take a free tour then you only need to call at the hangar and ask when they have available tours.
Can I get a ride on a blimp?
Sadly, there is no reliable way to snag a blimp ride in the United States. Goodyear only very rarely offers rides on its famous blimps “by invitation only” to the media and dignitaries, or as a promotional exchange with major charities.
What is the point of the Goodyear blimp?
The Goodyear Blimp is any one of a fleet of airships or dirigibles operated by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, used mainly for advertising purposes and capturing aerial views of live sporting events for television.
Is there a bathroom on the Goodyear blimp?
There’s no bathroom (or drink service), and the drone of the engines is so loud you have to wear a headset if you want to hear anyone say anything. Goodyear is in the process of replacing its three-blimp fleet with the Zeppelin NT, a semi-rigid ship that is 55 feet longer and much, much quieter.
How long can the Goodyear blimp stay in the air?
Most are powered by twin engines run by aviation fuel. Goodyear’s blimps carry enough fuel to stay aloft up to 24 hours.
How much does it cost to rent a blimp for a day?
We anticipate prices will range from $150 to $1200 per day depending on size and amenities.
Is there a bathroom on the Goodyear Blimp?
How many Goodyear blimps have crashed?
Since then, four Goodyear blimps have crashed due to bad weather or malfunctions, the most recent accident was The Spirit of Safety which, ironically enough, on June 12, 2011 caught fire.
Where can I get a ride on the Goodyear Blimp?
According to the website, www.goodyearblimp.com, rides are available only at the invitation of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Most riders are Goodyear customers through dealer relationships, winners of local charity auctions, local dignitaries or members of the media.
When was the first Goodyear Blimp christened in Ohio?
Although technically incorrect, Goodyear continues to use “blimp” in reference to these new semi-rigid dirigibles. Wingfoot One, the first such model in Goodyear’s U.S. fleet, was christened on August 23, 2014, near the company’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio.
When was the Goodyear blimp used in Black Sunday?
In 1976, Goodyear allowed use of its blimps for the filming of Black Sunday, based on the novel by Thomas Harris, about a distressed former prisoner of war blimp pilot who helps Middle Eastern terrorists attack the Super Bowl with a lethal device attached to the airship’s car. Two blimps were used for the conclusion.
What should I do before taking a blimp ride?
It is strongly recommended that passengers refrain from using alcohol, or prescription drugs that might interfere with their motor skills or concentration in advance of taking a blimp ride. Please place cell phones and electronic devices into Airplane Mode before boarding the airship. Using these devices for photo taking only is permitted.