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Synonyms for Blimp

any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)

a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon

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A statement from the United States Golf Association confirmed details of the crash and said the blimp was not affiliated with the tournament or the US Open broadcast.
The second blimp will be grounded until the military inspects it and finishes an investigation into the unmooring, said Navy Captain Scott Miller, a spokesman for the U.
The famous blimp is in Eugene through Sunday, part of a monthlong "West Coast Farewell Tour" before it retires in August after 13 years of flying the Southern California skies and helping TV networks show aerial views of everything from Rose Bowl football games to Super Bowls to the Academy Awards.
One example of this phenomenon occurred during my blimp ride, when I turned around to see a pixelated can of Pepsi perched next to the craft's control panel.
The blimps were set to fly at specific heights, to represent the 127.
The maximum altitude of the blimp is about 2,000 feet, providing line of sight communications up to 30 miles away using whatever equipment the user wants to put on it, be it infrared cameras or communications gear.
To this day, the mystery of what came to be called the Ghost Blimp remains unsolved.
10 September 2012 a[euro]" US outdoor advertising specialist Van Wagner Communications LLC said that it had taken over blimp advertising company The Lightship Group as well as American Blimp Corp, which makes Lightship Group's Lightship model blimps.
Use two helium-filled balloons to build a blimp that can travel across the room.
PROTESTERS made their feelings felt yesterday about plans to fly a blimp over Cardiff Bay.
The tragedy happened after the Goodyear blimp caught fire as it was coming in to land at the Reichelsheim aerodrome near Friedberg, Germany.
Prior to the use of significant blimp escorts in 1942, about 63 merchant ships were sunk by German U-boats off the east coast of the United States.
And today the huge Goodyear safety blimp or airship - which was captured on television hovering over the Millennium Stadium during Wales' clash with England on Saturday - leaves Cardiff for England.
I read about the senior citizen [Maxine Moreau, "Sky's the Limit," Letters, Sep/Oct 2010] who wants to ride the Goodyear Blimp.
The blimp, which was unmanned, had a sophisticated camera mounted underneath that could swivel 360 degrees and film up to a mile away.