So, writers, here's my gift to you, one writer to another. If you want to write about flying the Goodyear blimp, here's some of how it is done.
Here's how it goes. While the blimp is moored to the mast, the crew checks the engines on either side of the gondola hanging beneath the massive bag. This gondola is so well balanced and the weight counterbalanced by the bouyancy of the blimp so well that the pilot lifts the back end of the blimp gondola and pulls it to either side to look at each running engine.
Returning to Dulles, a steep descent is required to get this fancy air bag to come down from the sky.
There you have it writers, a bit of experience you can use to include blimp travel in your next novel.
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