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The Airship Association believes that Lighter than Air Vehicles (LTAV) have the potential to provide viable and cost-effective aerospace platforms for a number of applications which are currently undertaken by a variety of more conventional forms of transport. LTAVs should not be considered a replacement for conventional aircraft or ships, but complementary; part of a comprehensive transport network which reduces the economic cost of transport in certain areas.
AIRSHIP ASSOCIATION’S REGATTA AND SYMPOSIUM
By the Association Chairman, Rob Knotts
The word ‘airship’ carries a lot of historical baggage. The same tired old pictures of the Hindenburg crashing in flames in 1937 get trotted out by the news media at every mention of the word. The Airship Association believes it is now time to see beyond this 75 year old tragedy and to look again at a technology that is much misunderstood but which in reality has great potential.
After much delay the December issue of AIRSHIP is now at the printers. This is a bumper issue and worth the wait! We will get it to members as soon as possible.
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The Airship Association Model Airship Regatta 2013 will take place on
SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2013
THE SPORTS HALL at
WEST SUSSEX. RH19 3PD
See attachments for details
July 4th, 2013. The AEROSCRAFT has completed its first hangar exit. The operation was a complete success.
The 2013 Airships For Northern Operations Workshop will be held July 10 -12, 2013 at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. The conference is co-sponsored by the Airship Assocaition.
Speakers from Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Aeroscraft, Varilift Airships, NASA, AeroVehicles and Augur Aeronautical Centre.
Subjects covered will range from design to operations and financing.
A more complete list of papers will be posted shortly.
The June issue of AIRSHIP is now shipping to members. For the first time the journal is all colour and a new format. Make certain your membership is up to date so that you recieve your copy. You can renew your membership, or join the Association, via the link on this site.