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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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What do you get when you combine a plane, a helicopter, and a blimp? Introducing the Plimp, a new type of aircraft that has features of all three!
Goodyear has recognized noteworthy women for nearly a century through the tradition of christening Goodyear blimps. Celebrated aviator Amelia Earhart (1929), astronaut Dr.
In London, tens of thousands protested against his visit and a 20ft "Trump baby" blimp flew in the Westminster skies.
Opponents of Donald Trump flew a six-meter blimp depicting the U.S.
Manila: The Philippines is due to receive, from the United States, a weather-sensing blimp that can also detect and maritime threats.
Raytheon's website says the blimps are meant to be tethered to the ground by a "11/8 inch thick super-strong cable," which should withstand 100 mile-per-hour winds.
Goodyear blimps have been providing televised aerial views - such as during Thursday night's NBA Finals clash between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors - since the 1955 Rose Parade and that year's Rose Bowl between USC and Ohio State.
Yesterday, the company flew blimps in a bid to prove the turbines would not have any visual impact on the property.
GC has made it clear that once balloons and blimps rise over rooftops with more than a few meters, they can have an impact on the routes of low altitude aircrafts such as vertical and smaller aircrafts, and airplanes during takeoff and landing.
GC Director-General Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi said: "There has been a clear rise in the number of balloons and blimps in our skies, mostly used for personal celebrations, or for celebrating events such as the National Day of our beloved country or for advertising purposes.
CEO of World Surveillance Group, Glen Estrella said that the company has delivered two blimps to an army base and in next few months the military will decide if it wants more.
The navy believed blimps were the key to defending against this threat.
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.