Goodyear Blimp Partners With Toys For Tots
The Goodyear blimp fleet will be supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots this holiday season, accepting donations at its airship bases in Pompano Beach, Florida, and Mogadore, Ohio. An open-hangar event will be held in Florida on Dec. 3. Visitors can bring new, unwrapped toys, or cash donations, and get an up-close look at Goodyear’s new-technology blimp, Wingfoot One. Florida residents can also enter a drawing to win a free ride on the Pompano blimp. Official rules and entry forms are posted online. The Ohio event will run Dec. 8, 9, and 10. Visitors there can also see the newest Goodyear blimp, still under construction.
Goodyear has been replacing its older blimps with newer technology, which gives the pilots greater control over the aircraft. AVweb’s Larry Anglisano took a tour of the Wingfoot One aircraft at Oshkosh in 2015; here’s the video.