Stupid Idea Series: Hindenburg ready to resume service

Chuck Murcko chuck@topsail.org
Wed, 24 Oct 2001 19:59:39 -0400


Piasecki Helicopters in Philadelphia tried this by strapping 4 S-58 
helicopters to a large gas bag (oh boy!) for heavy lifting, but the 
prototype crashed.

Chuck

On Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at 12:54 AM, Johan Hjelm wrote:

> Actually, there are several companies starting zeppelin traffic. The 
> cargo is
> not people, though, it is - cargo. Flying a zeppelin is much cheaper 
> than
> flying a jet, especially if fuel keeps going up. Initially, they are 
> supposed
> to act as "flying cranes", bringing in heavy equipment to 
> out-of-the-way sites;
> but I could well foresee a day when the freight from East Asia crosses 
> Russia
> in a zeppelin. Who cares if your computer monitor takes an extra day?
>
> More at http://www.cargolifter.com/indexs.html and 
> http://www.zeppelin-nt.com/
> - amazing that that company still exists...
>