Blimps along the Bay

I’m a zeppelin fan, always wanted to ride one. Looks like the day may come: passenger zeppelins are the wave of the present, popping up in the San Francisco skies. The SF zeppelin tours are pricy ($495/hr), but imagine skies filled with zeppelins a few years out. After all, they’re supposed to be more energy efficient than jets – maybe this is the future of air travel? [Link to Airship Ventures]

…Airship Ventures will offer rides that provide a bird’s-eye view of Napa and Sonoma wine country, the Big Sur coastline, San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area. The cabin holds 12 passengers and two crew members, and tickets start at $495 per person for an one-hour ride.

“It’s a way to see the world in a way that you haven’t experienced it before,” said Brian Hall, a software entrepreneur who started the company last year with his wife, Alexandra. “In a zeppelin, you’re flying low and slow. You’re going at a leisurely pace. You’re seeing things that you wouldn’t see from the road.”

Author: Jon Lebkowsky

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3 thoughts on “Blimps along the Bay”

  1. Hehe, it’s funny, because zeppelins are the past :) That would be awesome, though. I’d love to ride one, or even just see them floating around. So peaceful!

  2. That photo looks like the work we do at with Photoshop. Beautiful clear sky, zep positioned exactly right (vertically, horizontally and distance).

    It would be a fun ride!

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