Posted by: Waring Hills | 30 November 2010

End of the Airship Era, 1959?

Hangar 1 at NAS Glynco, Georgia, built for air ships.

On 30 November 1959, the Airship Training Group at Naval Air Station (NAS) Glynco, Georgia, was decommissioned, bringing an end to lighter-than-air training in the United States Navy.  Click on this link to learn more about the history of Navy airships…

One of the two larger airship hangars at NAS Glynco.

NAS Glynco was constructed in World War II and featured two blimp hangars that measured 1000 feet long, 300 feet wide and 200 feet tall. They were badly damaged by Hurricane Dora in 1964 and were finally demolished in 1971.

Despite the break in history of airships flying for the United States Navy, a future comeback for airships is still possible, read this story at Popular Mechanics and realize some young boy or girl may dream of one day wearing Navy wings of gold and flying an amazing airship with updated technology!

Read another more detailed look at possible military applications for airships here…

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