Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Big things again

For quite some time (since I was a kid) I have been fascinated with zeppelins.
So....on our way to Santa Monica I got to see the Good Year blimp. It is stationed near Carson,Ca east of the 405. Luckily that day the Good Year blimp was flying over the 405 and heading to its base. I couldn't help think that the tail fin of the Hindenburg was about the size of the good year blimp and out of my excitement I told My wife and she was amazed at that fact...that I have all this useless knowledge and was impressed at the shear size of the Hindenberg. Its almost unbelievable to think how LARGE the Hindenburg was and what a feat it took to build it.

A few weeks back The largest Zeppelin in the world was making an historic flight to San Diego and was landing at Brown field. I was bummed out that I didn't get to witness it flying in person...only on the news. The news cast mentioned the Farmers zeppelin is about 15 feet longer than a 747. So I was curious to see how big the Hindenburg was compared to today's largest Zeppelin.

After browsing the web I got frustrated and decided to make my own scale version.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I appreciate your PO very much the picture with the article. Continues to refuel!!