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How To Fly A Zeppelin Airship

By Gerard @presurfer
How To Fly A Zeppelin Airship
Piloting a zeppelin airship is a rare privilege - and harder than it looks. Jeff Wise, a contributing editor to Popular Mechanics, gets a flight training in a zeppelin.
Up we go, climbing and gaining forward speed. I focus on the stick as I try to keep the enormous lumbering craft under control. With three engines, four propellers and a bag of helium gas whose buoyancy constantly changes depending on the temperature and pressure, piloting the zeppelin is like flying an airplane and making a scuba dive at the same time.
The Presurfer

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