Tag: Goodyear Blimp

I am a huge aviation geek, from hot air balloons, small air crafts, drones and even the Goodyear Blimp.  In 2015, I went up in the Goodyear Blimp for the Daytona 500 for almost 8 hours and I was hooked! After spending that much time in an aircraft that is extremely cramped you learn just about everything you possibly can about the aircraft from the amazing pilot.

I have stayed in touch with the public relations team for Goodyear since then. I was suppose to go up for the NASCAR Miami race, but due to bad weather it never happened. Fast forward to January of this year, I was suppose to travel to Akron where the Goodyear Blimp is built to get a sneak peak of the construction, but I was out of town. A few weeks ago, I got an email inviting me to a VIP event to come check out the recently finished Wingfoot 2 Zeppelin Goodyear Blimp. This is the second style of the Zeppelin built in Akron.

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An aerial view of Daytona Beach

An aerial view of Daytona Beach

Some of you may know, I have a slight addiction to aerial photography. I have photographed from airplanes, helicopters, hot air balloons and now the Goodyear Blimp.

During my 5 1/2 hour ride in the Goodyear Blimp, I got to see a variety of different things in the Daytona Beach area. So I wanted to share some of the random things I shot, while I was in the blimp.

Thanks to Goodyear and their PR team for getting me up in the blimp after being cancelled a few times to due high winds.

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NASCAR: Goodyear Blimp

I was offered the opportunity to go for a ride in the Goodyear Blimp during an off day from shooting NASCAR practice at the track. But just my luck, due to high winds my flight was canceled. I was even reschedule for a few days later and it was again cancelled. But the PR guys at Goodyear still allowed me to shoot some cool images of the blimp while it was on the ground.

I have one more opportunity to go up so we shall see!

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