Monday, June 15, 2009

Tour of a blimp :-)

Cut and paste for you, another great one from Clickschooling! :-)

The Goodyear Blimp

Age Range: 9 and up (younger children may enjoy aspects of
this interactive virtual tour with parental guidance)

Most of you have seen photographs of the Goodyear Blimp flying
over the crowd at a major sporting event. Some of you may have
even seen the Goodyear Blimp as it travels through the skies
overhead. Since 1925 it has been the giant airborn icon of
the world's largest tire and rubber company. Did you ever
wonder what it would be like to get a close-up view of the
Goodyear Blimp? Well, now you can! At this website you can
learn all about the history, technology, and business of the
Goodyear Blimps through an amazing in-depth virtual tour.

When you get to the site, you'll land on the "Interactive
Tour" page. You'll see a video screen and below it is the
interactive menu you'll reference to take the tour of the
airship that includes:

*Anatomy - Explore the science and technology that comprise
all of the components that make up the blimp.

*Controls - Check out the inside of the gondola where the crew
and passengers ride. See the control panels that guide the
ship through the skies.

*Electronic Sign - Explore a timeline of the electronic
technology utilized to flash promotional messages from the

*TV Camera - The Blimp is known for providing a "view from
above" at sporting events. Find out how they do it.

*Flight Scenario - From launch to landing discover the science
behind a dirigible flight.

*Building A Blimp - Take a photographic tour of the
manufacturing process from blueprint to blimp.

*Personnel and Equipment - Meet the crew of the Goodyear
zeppelin, and check out some equipment.

After taking this tour, use the menu at the top of the page to
explore the amazing history of the blimp. The FAQs will
answer your questions about the military use of blimps, what
happened to the most famous airship of all - the Hindenburg,
and more.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling

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