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Raptor56
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Post Number: 321
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 11:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Driving down 696 at Gratiot today, I snapped a couple cell phone photos of the Goodyear blimp while I was driving. I'm assuming it's in town for the Red Bull races since our sports teams are all out of town this week.

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Rax
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Post Number: 300
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 11:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Are the Red Bull races televised? My guess is that they're getting stock footage for the next Pistons game.
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Eboyer
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Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 11:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, they are televised.
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Rax
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Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 11:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cool. What channel?
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Pam
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Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 11:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.redbullairrace.com/ broadcast.php?lang=en
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Mikeg
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Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 3:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's a photo I took as it flew repeatedly over Shelby Township this afternoon around 12:30 PM.

Goodyear Blimp
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Downriviera
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Post Number: 524
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 6:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thats a nice looking dirigible.
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Lpg
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Post Number: 26
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 2:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They used to moor the blimp at the old Naval Air Station at Grosse Ile. I don't know if they still do. Many years ago we watched them land and secure the blimp. We hung around for a while and talked to one of the ground crew. The crew member let us in to the gondola and told our little group a lot about the airship operations. I also saw the home base for airship operations in Akron OH.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 6:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They still use Grosse Ile sometimes, other times Ann Arbor Airport. It depends which is closest to the event.

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