Here’s the thing about blimps: They’re about the only aircraft left that people will talk about, as in “hey, did you see the blimp?” There’s a B-25 based out of South St. Paul that flies around these parts and, so far, I’m the only one I know who says, “hey did you see the B-25?”
But a blimp — airship as they’re officially called — is still a mysterious beast.
At Crystal Airport on Saturday, its Orlando-based crew tethered it (only the nose is tied down, that way it can swing 360 degrees like a weathervane) and then sat out the storms before resuming flights over the various activities of the Twin Cities this weekend.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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