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Night Blimp


Last Month, I saw our local airship fly at night – the new blimp has an internal lighting system!
This is slightly unsharp, but it’s not easy taking photos in the dark.

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Holiday Blimp


Today is a holiday in Germany and of course the WDL Blimp was flying. It still didn’t come very near, but near enough to take a better shot! I also took some video, but I still have to edit and convert it.

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Return of the Blimp 2016 Edition


It’s back! That familiar buzz was in the air today and the new WDL Blimp made its first rounds over the city after a winter pause. This is the newly built Blimp that made its debut only in Autumn of last year after its predecessor was destroyed in the big storm of 2014. The Blimp – we often call it incorrectly Zeppelin – is a real icon in our area and everyone really missed it when it was suddenly gone…

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Return of the Blimp – The Forgotten Movie

I completely forgot to share the last of the three videos I shot of the blimp in late October before it went into the winter pause – this one was actually better than the others with some nice shots flying straight at the camera and then turning right at the end! Go to the Youtube version in case the playback of this locally hosted 720p video does not work – unfortunately, there have been some speed problems with my webspace lately, but I still want to provide both since the local version has a slightly better quality.

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Return of the Blimp – Farewell Edition


This is from October 31, the Blimp flew one more day on November 1 and now airship season is over. But they were able to fly for most of the Autumn and of course it will fly again next year in Spring!

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Return of the Blimp – The Movie Sequel

Another Blimp video, although the first part is a little bit blurry. There’s also a Youtube version again with multiple resolutions in case the playback of this locally hosted 720p video does not work.

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Return of the Blimp – Passenger Edition II


This photo is from two days ago and I guess this time there were really passengers in the cabin!

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Return of the Blimp – In Motion!

A little video of the WDL Blimp chugging slowly through the sky in the distance. There’s also a Youtube version with multiple resolutions in case the playback of this locally hosted 720p video does not work.

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Return of the Blimp – Passenger Edition


I read that our brand-new local WDL airship is now allowed to carry passengers after a lot of test flights – this photo is from the 18th and I’m not sure if there were already some people on board other than the crew, but it was a nice side shot made with the zoom lens from quite a distance!

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Return of the Blimp – Sponsored Edition


The blimp isn’t all white anymore – they’ve got a sponsor now!

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