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Offline Captain Smollett

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A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« on: February 17, 2014, 04:01:10 pm »
Thought this was cool and worth sharing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG_wnJeH0fk




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Re: A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 04:09:38 am »
Sigh... I really wish we sticked to airships instead of trusting our lives to flying jet propelled tin cans with no actual ability to stay in the air once their engines stop.

And the reporter in that video at 2:30 has the biggest, manliest balls I've ever seen. That's dedication to your work, right there.  :o

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Re: A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 04:26:55 am »
Not to mention later on when he stands on a beam and lights up a cigarette. :P
It's a shame that we don't see this kind of thing anymore. We should resurrect the Airship Business!

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Re: A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 04:34:33 am »
#OCCUPYBOEINGANDAIRBUS
(Airplane manufacturing companies)
Viva La Airships!

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Re: A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 09:29:06 am »
The only problem is blimps are incredibly slow...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq-N3_plNq8

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Re: A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 06:58:32 am »
There was some articles recently showing that there are companies that are working to resurrect airship travel. Showing how the tech has improved a lot and that there is a demand for it. Not up to the speed of jets but certainly much faster than in their glory days. They can fill a role in modern society once again.

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Re: A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 07:13:43 am »
so guns of icarus suddenly becomes reality

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Re: A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 08:29:40 am »
Not to mention later on when he stands on a beam and lights up a cigarette. :P
It's a shame that we don't see this kind of thing anymore. We should resurrect the Airship Business!
Yeah, that camera man was my favorite part of this. First class badass.

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Re: A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014, 09:05:38 am »
So plan of action:

1. Ducks will use their numbers to occupy every airport in the world.
2. Captain Phoenix will yell and swear to every plane manifacturer in the world for total demoralisation.
3. N-Sunderland will be in charge to promote the airships. (and for the bar)
4. Zill's Merry Men will start making airships with chinese folding art.
5. We finish he project by having Urz fly the first GoIo community airship from america to england on the 23th of may.
6. We blame Shinkurex the day after.

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Re: A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2014, 05:46:11 pm »
So plan of action:

1. Ducks will use their numbers to occupy every airport in the world.
2. Captain Phoenix will yell and swear to every plane manifacturer in the world for total demoralisation.
3. N-Sunderland will be in charge to promote the airships. (and for the bar)
4. Zill's Merry Men will start making airships with chinese folding art.
5. We finish he project by having Urz fly the first GoIo community airship from america to england on the 23th of may.
6. We blame Shinkurex the day after.
7. ? ? ?
8. Profit.

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Re: A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2014, 07:15:57 am »
photograph of men fixing the 776-foot-long LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin in mid-air while on a transatlantic trip from Europe to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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Re: A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2014, 09:32:14 pm »
photograph of men fixing the 776-foot-long LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin in mid-air while on a transatlantic trip from Europe to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
That is just crazy. Imagine trying to do that now with all the health and safety gubbins! :D

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Re: A video from the first transatlantic airship passanger flight
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2014, 11:11:41 pm »
Simple. Liability wavier.

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