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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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To this day, the mystery of what came to be called the Ghost Blimp remains unsolved.
Van Wagner Communications' head office is located in New York City, but the company has operations also in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Miami.Country: USASector: Aerospace/Defence, Advertising/PRTarget: The Lightship Group , American Blimp Corporation Buyer: Van Wagner Communications LLCType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Closed
On the evening of 29 May, about the same time the blimps were landing in Newfoundland, USS Block Island(CVE 21) was torpedoed by a German U-boat while conducting ASW operations in the Azores area.
That made getting on and off the blimp a little tricky.
The blimp's journey began at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, Memphis, TN, in late February 2008.
The other guy that flew it ended up hitting the scoreboard in the first game of last season, and it made a hole, then the blimp went down on the ice.
"The blimps provide a unique way for MetLife to reach millions of consumers during televised sports and special events, and while flying high above, traveling from one event to the next," said Beth Hirschhorn, senior vice president, global brand and marketing services.
It's an A-150+ model blimp, 165 feet long, 46 feet wide, and 55 feet tall--with a gondola that can accommodate the pilot plus 9 passengers.
Not sure about the complexities of maneuverability which may restrict the blimp seen at large meetings, but it could possibly have a huge, dangling, cloud-impersonating screen, enabling sponsorship to help fund the bill.
It includes the first blimp in the United States equipped with a 30-foot by 70-foot, full-motion, full-color video screen; a full-season sponsorship of a car in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series; primary sponsorship with WWE; mass mobile broadcasting; video podcasting; several high-profile network television media packages; and advertising in college newspapers.
Three Johns Hopkins undergraduates designed a 17-foot-long, helium-filled blimp that carries sophisticated electronics.
Melding already available technology--a nonrigid airship, or blimp, and the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment, or RAID, system--the JLENS project office recently demonstrated the capabilities of a free-flying mobile aerial reconnaissance platform over the Washington, D.C., area.
Beginning September 24, ARINC (Annapolis, MD) and American Blimp Corp.
The most satisfying example of such portraiture is the eighteen-page poem "Gil Mendez and the Metaphysics of a Blimp," which comprises the entire third section.
* Heavy-lift blimp loads, takes off, and hovers; smaller UAVs deploy and land.