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World Biggest Aircraft - Airlander Finally Hit The Skies

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World Biggest Aircraft - Airlander Finally Hit The Skies
« on: August 19, 2016, 02:25:14 PM »

World largest / biggest Aircraft Airlander finally took to the sky and had a successful flight test, The 25million Aircraft which is also regarded as the "Flying Bum" finally hit the sky.

The test flight took place at Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire

Airlander was firstly developed for the U.S. military, which planned to use it for surveillance in Afghanistan.

But the US blimp program was scrapped in 2013 and since then, HAV a small British aviation firm that dreams of ushering in a new era for airships, has sought funding from government agencies and individual donors.

After a successful first flight on Wednesday 17th August 2016, the aircraft is seen preparing to land back at the airfield in Bedford

Mr McGlennan said the team had been waiting for low winds for the launch on Wednesday but added the airship could 'operate very happily' in 80 knots of wind.

McGlennan was quoted saying:
"Think of a big helicopter, a really giant helicopter. This can do the same thing that a helicopter can do that's to say, provide air transportation for people and goods without the need for a runway but this thing can take more over longer distances, it's cheaper and it's greener."

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« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 02:45:46 PM by Timi Dapsin »


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