Introduction

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.

Annual General Meeting of the Airship Association

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Airship Association will take place

from 6.30 to 9 pm on Thursday 24 April 2014

at

Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd
Friends House
173 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BJ

UK

The Friends House is opposite Euston railway station

Following the meeting Air Commodore W Tyack CBE FRAeS RAF (Ret’d) the President Elect of the Royal Aeronautical Society will make a presentation.

AIRSHIP ASSOCIATION’S REGATTA AND SYMPOSIUM

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.

 

December issue of AIRSHIP now at printer

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.

AIRSHIP AUCTION

The above poster details an upcoming airship auction On 12 December . Please contact Julian Benscher for details at (USA) 321 443 6936.

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The Airship Association Model Airship Regatta 2013

The Airship Association Model Airship Regatta 2013 will take place on

SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2013

in

THE SPORTS HALL at

BRAMBLETYE SCHOOL,

EAST GRINSTEAD,

WEST SUSSEX. RH19 3PD

Contact secretary@airship-association.org

See attachments for details

AEROSCRAFT ROLLS OUT

July 4th, 2013. The AEROSCRAFT has made it's first hangar exit. The airship made its exit under its own power and the operation was a complete success.

July 4th, 2013. The AEROSCRAFT has completed its first hangar exit. The operation was a complete success.

2013 CARGO AIRSHIPS FOR NORTHERN OPERATIONS WORSHOP

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.

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