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A Blimp Evening

There was something glowing in the sky yesterday evening – the WDL blimp on a dusk excursion!

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Return of the Blimp Summer

Luftschiff Theo has been in the air a lot these days!

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A Blimp Summer

There was a lot of that familiar buzz in the air in the last couple of weeks – Luftschiff Theo has been very busy! This photo is from June 5, but the blimp was around all this weekend too.

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Return of the Blimp 2017 – New Sponsor Edition

The WDL blimp Theo has a new sponsor now – the Centro is a huge
shopping mall in Oberhausen, our neighbouring city North of us!

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Return of the Blimp 2017 – Night Edition

Theo, the new WDL blimp, can really glow at night!

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Return of the Blimp 2017 – Video Edition

Just a quick video of our local blimp – this is the first time this year I’ve caught Theo on video! There’s also the usual Youtube version in case this self-hosted version doesn’t play right (which it usually does).

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Return of the Blimp – 2017 Edition

Today, our local Blimp stationed at the Airport Essen-Mülheim flew over the inner city for the first time this year! Theo, named for the late founder of WDL Aviation, Theodor Wüllenkämper, had already made a test flight yesterday, but only today visited the inner city. This year, the blimp, or Zeppelin, as we often incorrectly call it here in Mülheim, has even joined social media – you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even on Youtube, where you can watch a livestream directly from the airport.

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Blimp Profile

A great Blimp sideview from about a week ago.

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Return of the Blimp: 2016 Video Edition

Here’s a compliation of videos I’ve taken with the new camera of our local airship flying in the last couple of days – this is from September 2nd, 7th and 10th. The Blimp has been around a lot this summer, now even with a new sponsor – our local power company, which recently changed its name.

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Night Blimp

Fresh from this evening – our local blimp was out even after sunset. The occasion was that the energy company RWE – whose headquarters are in our neighbouring city of Essen – had renamed their consumer branch into “innogy” (note the stylish lower case). Which I find a bit silly, to tell the truth!

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