From Pine View Farm

Droning On, Blimpies Dept. 1

When I was a young ‘un living almost on the Atlantic coast, my brother and I would run outside to watch the blimps fly along the coast as part of the early warning system.

It looks as if I might get to relive those days.


1 comment

  1. George

    May 9, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I do believe the yearning for military blimps is ten years strong now. I remember it being, uh — floated, just after 9/11. Now that any amount of money is always fine for the war on terror and surveillance, everything becomes cost effective. But I still have no idea why blimps are considered good for anything except being over the Rose Bowl with advertising in football season. I guess the blimp makers have decided it’s way too narrow a market and want some of the homeland security money.