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Coachmakers' Zeppelin Flight

Posted on Mon 24 July 2017 in Members' Views by John Kendall
Coachmakers' Zeppelin Flight

Commercial Zeppelin flights began in 1910 in the infancy of powered flight. Named after its inventor, Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, the airship gained notoriety in the UK during WWI when it was used for bombing raids. It was the later Hindenburg disaster in 1937 that spelled the beginning of the end for the hydrogen-filled aircraft.

Times have changed and the Zeppelin NT (for new technology) made a return to the skies in the 1990s, using a semi-rigid helium-filled design. Sightseeing is the most popular use currently and the Coachmakers recently experienced airship travel for themselves, recorded for us by the Master. You can view the resulting video here.

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