Do you have a pilot’s license, a current FAA medical certificate, and little extra pocket change? If so, you can sign up to spend a morning learning about the largest zeppelin that exists in the world and then spend an afternoon flying this low, slow and comfortable aircraft with other pilots over the Bay Area.
AOPA thinks it a good idea, anyway.
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A Day To Remember
It’s finally here; your chance to fly a Zeppelin! Led by our experienced pilot and engineer team, this day-long adventure will allow you to see behind the scenes at Airship Ventures and learn the basics of airship flight before trying it for yourself.
Each session is limited to six pilots, giving each pilot at least 30 minutes in the cockpit as well as nearly four hours of total flight time in the Zeppelin. This gives you plenty of time to ask questions and to see the sights of the Bay Area while talking with fellow pilots and our Zeppelin crew.
If you’d like more time in the cockpit, just add additional slots or ask about a custom package.
Or, to gift this experience to someone, talk to us about a special gift package.
Flight Day Itinerary
Welcome & Continental Breakfast
9:30 – Noon—Ground School
Covering history and terminology; operations and flight manual review; systems, limitations and performance, and flight safety
Noon – 1:00 PM
Lunch and pre-flight checks at Hangar 2
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM—Airship Flights
- Observe de-masting and take off.
- Each student gets at least 30 minutes at the controls, including straight and level flight, turns, climbing and descending, landing.
- Observe landing and masting.
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Closing Reception / log book sign off