Why Blimps Are Better Than Airplanes

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Zeppelins (Blimps) were first flown commercially in 1910 by Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-AG (DELAG), the world’s first airline in revenue service. Blimps are back! And they can do a lot more than advertise for tire companies and explode in huge hydrogen fires! Find out why the blimp may be making a big time comeback.

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Blimp – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlimpShare
A blimp, or non-rigid airship, is a floating airship without an internal supporting framework, or a keel. A non-rigid airship differs from a semi-rigid airship

HowStuffWorks “How Blimps Work”
science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/blimp.htm
Blimps combine the simple buoyancy of a hot air balloon with the technology of an airplane. Learn all about these lighter-than-air vehicles.

PERSONAL BLIMP
www.personalblimp.com/
You’ll find a great deal of information about why this aircraft is unique (e.g. It’s the most maneuverable blimp ever built.), how it was developed

Army’s Giant Spy Blimp Plan for Afghanistan Set Adrift | Danger …
www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/10/blimp/Share
The military’s distant dream of a floating eye in the sky may have become even more distant. Just over two months after the inaugural test flight

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25 comments

Sarath M February 6, 2020 - 2:06 PM

I want a solar powered zeppelins

TheMakyato February 23, 2020 - 2:09 PM

when i smoke i prefer dragons

Enrico Tanubrata April 4, 2020 - 8:10 AM

Zeppelin

Talib Hassan April 19, 2020 - 4:07 PM

Hijacker: Everybody sit tight. You are under hijack. It's gonna be long and boring in here so keep looking out of the window for beautiful sceneries.
Pilot: Thanks for doing my job.

Talia Siegel April 30, 2020 - 10:29 PM

zeppelins are not blimps, they belonged to a separate category of airships (rigid). Blimps are non-rigid.

Th1r1thre3 May 2, 2020 - 3:53 AM

NA NANA NA NANA

dumbslum June 27, 2020 - 2:39 AM

To bad all the gta players would shot them down. Smh

Dumitru Langham August 6, 2020 - 1:47 AM

💯 behind the airship. Not saying I am against the airplane and travel but I think the airplane regin is coming to end as we’re seeing with COVID-19 and climate change; some airlines are literally fighting for their very survival! It’s old industry but with new technologies Also probably with Boeing 737max is not helping! Unless the industry starts evolved massively and I mean really evolved, I think it’s time to bring the airships back! Unless Elon Musk can invented an e-plane talsa plane that can same as 777. I think it’s time for rise of the airship.

heynic37 September 4, 2020 - 7:26 PM

pros and cons
zeppelin vs commercial plane
commercial plane:
+fast
-still expensive to drive
-needs a few tons of fuel
-cramped as heck; you can barely move
-if something breaks, you will have a bad time
-need a (relatively long) runway
-generally uncomfortable
zeppelin:
+much bigger, more room
+(hopefully)run on non-flammable helium
+can safely land if it has a leak
+can land at literally any place which is somewhat flat
+uses relatively less fuel
+most likely more comfortable
-needs a lotta helium
-slower
-turbulence can be a problem
-needs a bit more place to store
if you find an uncorrect point, please point it out

Kok Foo Chew September 24, 2020 - 3:35 PM

yah if i was rich i would take a zeppelin to space

Hernando Frederico Consales October 15, 2020 - 11:53 AM

I’d go with zeppelin. I just wanna have a good air cruise. Not a busy man so… nowhere to hurry

richard klegin January 12, 2021 - 1:26 AM

Redwings? FF

richard klegin January 12, 2021 - 1:27 AM

Zeplin

Mutulu Shakur January 30, 2021 - 2:31 AM

What is the purpose of a Blimp?

prilep5 February 21, 2021 - 8:18 AM

I would like to travel in my pod on HYPERLOOP – no crowds no luxurious

Marinelli Bros Podcast April 3, 2021 - 2:36 AM

The one problem is there's a helium shortage, and hydrogen is flamamble. I wonder if mixing them makes it non flammable.

Diedert Spijkerboer April 6, 2021 - 11:57 PM

I'm still not convinced of the safety of airships. The problem is that any strengthening of it comes greatly at the cost of its lifting capacity.

Diedert Spijkerboer April 7, 2021 - 12:01 AM

To me it seems that the most sensible way to protect a huge airship is by making many small helium cells. This would mean that any damage would not harm its lifting capacity much. The trouble with this solution is that it would require a lot more cell-covering material.

JustJaydennn April 23, 2021 - 8:43 PM

People of the Commonwealth;

We come in peace,

We are the Brotherhood of Steel!

Aria Pinandita June 13, 2021 - 11:24 AM

Hmm… Hydrogen technology when applied to aerospace… Zeppelin… Safety…

Zeyna Julians July 29, 2021 - 6:25 PM

the dislikes are from multiples accounts archer created

Lt. JoeAnimatez August 24, 2021 - 5:23 PM

I actually consider airships as better than planes and flying cars, because the only concern are balloons and altitude.

Ask me just in case.

sidharth nair September 29, 2021 - 5:02 PM

it's inefficeient!

Rddr Par November 7, 2021 - 2:43 AM

Why the fire work is better then the blimp

The Doctor December 31, 2021 - 4:13 AM

Alternatives for the safe use of hydrogen in an airship.

Fire proof cabin – (Maybe use some of those space shuttle tiles? )

Passenger cabin hung well below the airship attached by cables that could extend toward the ground in the event of a fire?

Upper hydrogen air bag separated by a Kevlar heat shield from a lower helium bag that could detach in the event of fire?

Make sure the cabin can float in case of water crash?