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An airship, or dirigible, is a lighter-than-air powered craft typically using helium, or historically hydrogen, as the lifting gas.

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What is the ground clearance area required for certification for a blimp/airship that needs to be tethered?

Does anyone know how much ground space needs to be allocated for keeping a blimp/airship tethered? I assume it is likely a circular area with the diameter being (2 x total length) + safety factor.
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What are the airworthiness requirements for transport category hybrid airships?

According to section 1.2 of the Airship Design Criteria (FAA P-8110-2), the FAA limits the applicability of airship airworthiness requirements to aircraft "capable of achieving zero static heaviness ...
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How does a hybrid airship take-off?

A hybrid airship generates lift from a combination of lighter-than-air buoyancy, and aerodynamic lift. Some figures suggest that up to 40% of the lift comes from aerodynamic lift (wikipedia). So how ...
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How much fuel did the N Class Navy blimp carry?

The Navy N Class blimp was powered by 2 Wright R-1300 Cyclone 7 radial engines and was able to cross the Atlantic and back again without refueling. How many gallons of fuel did it carry for a maximum ...