The blimp hangs sullenly in the
air as the envelope fills with helium.
Lauren Bylsma rolls away an empty helium tank as Chris
Hoess checks the regulator on a new one and Fu-zu Jen watches the
equipment sits by the edge of the field.
holds tightly to the gondola as the engines roar to life in a preflight
Fu-zu, Vito Sabella, Dan Levin,
and Chris gather around the helium tank, ready to launch.
The blimp comes to life, its
engines pushing it up and forward.
The blimp looms ominously against the winter sky.
The blimp pitches upward and strains against its
The crew goes bounding through the snow to keep up with
The blimp roars
overhead in a blast of propwash.
The tether strains as
the blimp lifts itself into the sky.
Engines roaring, the blimp lifts itself, tugging at
Wendelin, Vito, and Fred Heger walk the blimp back to its launching