Blimp.  Zeppelin.  Dirigible.  The floating conveyance only ever used to provide a bird’s eye view for sports broadcasting or as giant hovering billboard for advertisers.  Thanks to the Hindenburg disaster over seventy-five years ago, a numb fear has settled into the back of our minds, and as a result the airship has become a long forgotten promise in the pages of textbooks.
Well all that could change if Worldwide Aeros Corp has its way.  The age of the modern airship may soon be upon us, and the promises that come with it are as world-changing now as they were three quarters of a century ago, maybe even moreso.  A great piece of work on the history of the dirigible, the Hindenburg tragedy, and the rebirth of the airship can be found at TechnoBuffalo.  It’s a really good read!
aeroscraftModern jet aircraft are loud, gas-guzzling monsters that require lots of ground space to takeoff and land.  The graceful Aeoroscraft, in comparison, is quiet, uses a fraction of the fuel modern jets do, and needs about as much ground space as the area of the vehicle itself.  The thing flies under 12,000 feet, eliminating the need for pressurized cabins, and are extremely maneuverable.  It seems the only downside is people’s perceptions of airships. 

In everyone’s mind every airship is just another Hindenburg waiting to happen, and that’s unfortunate.  This truly is a technology that could revolutionize not only the way people travel short and long distances, but spend their leisure time, as well as providing a newer, cheaper, and cleaner method of transporting goods and materials.  If airships became commonplace and are integrated vigorously, traffic congestion, fuel consumption, and pollution could all drop dramatically.  With electric cars beginning to get the attention this world needs them to get, perhaps air travel could not just follow suit, but even lead the way.  

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