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K-04 A legal view of balloons and air ships in their beginnings

Between 1906 to 1910 the number of balloons and steerable airships
increased and the first ideas of "flying machines", i.e. aircrafts arose.
Visions and fictions with hundreds of "aerostats" in a limited air
space became imaginable and is provable since 1804, e.g. for future
military activities. Subsequently, related legal aspects had to be
specified, clarifying and finally also regulations have to enact on
aeronautical traffic in an international frame. This to cover military as
well as civil activities. The presentation includes the following topics:

K-01 Learning from the past: Using historical material to help establish ground handling procedures for large airships

All the airships operating in the world today use ground handling
techniques based on those developed by Goodyear for the US
Navy Second World War blimps. These techniques have evolved
further in the intervening years since the last US Navy blimp
programme ended in the early 1960's. The procedures are now
proven to be safe and reliable in the field and they are well
understood and approved by the current regulatory aviation
authorities. However these ground handling techniques, which

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