Posts Tagged ‘eureka’

OMG, It’s “Zeppelin Flight Timelapse: San Francisco, California!” – Video of Cruising Low and Slow Over the 415

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Here’s what the Bay Area’s big Zeppelin looks like from San Francisco…

…and here’s what San Francisco looks like from the Bay Area’s big Zeppelin:

Ah, mem’ries:

Passing by Coit Tower:

A close up view, click to enlarge. Can you see pilot Fritz Guenther and his Peltor brand headphones? Sure you can.

And an adorable piggly tail in the back:

There we go, back to normal:

“The Castro Arsons: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know” – 22 Minute Video with SFFD Battalion Chief Dennis Sutter

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Hard-working San Franciscan MattyMatt has just posted “The Castro Arsons: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know” on the YouTube.

Check it.

Also in the news is this bit from Jennifer Gollan:

Temporary Housing Plan Would Help Distressed Renters

Stay safe.

Jerry Brown Kicks Off “Let’s Get California Working Again” Tour in Oakland This Morning – 12 More Stops All Over CA

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Attorney General Jerry Brown was looking good at 7:30 this morning in Oakland – he was on hand with a crowd of a couple hundred to kick off his statewide “Let’s Get California Working Again” Tour. He’ll be on it all the way to election day.

“ We’ve got to work between now and Tuesday.  I’m going to go all over California and just speak the truth.  Tell it like it is – straight talk and optimism.  Because we’re Californians and we can do it.”

Here’s Carla Marinucci’s report.

JB looks towards The Future, or the huge building across the street that he had built in Jack London Square – your pick:

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As Jerry’s lean staff worked the press…

…Jerry greeted Congresswoman Maxine Waters:

His short talk covered lots of topics, including “elegant density,” the vitality of urbanity, basically:

Le mise-en-scene this AM:

Then Jerry left in a Pontiac – he was off to the Central Valley and points south, complete sked below.

“Team – I wanted to give you a quick update from the road.  Jerry just kicked off the “Let’s Get California Working Again” tour in Oakland this morning.  Great crowd, great event.

As Jerry said, “We’ve got to work between now and Tuesday.  I’m going to go all over California and just speak the truth.  Tell it like it is – straight talk and optimism.  Because we’re Californians and we can do it.”

We are going to make 12 more stops.  Please join us along the way and help us get out the vote.

http://www.jerrybrown.org/lets-get-california-working-again-tour

We are in the final stretch.  What you do these next 3 days really matters.  We need you to help us get out the vote – knock on doors, call your friends – we will win this campaign but it’s up to you.

Keep up the great work and hope to see you on the tour.

Thanks,

Steve

P.S. For a full list of events please see below.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Merced

11:30 AM
Get Out the Vote Rally
Central County Democratic HQ
644 W. Main St, Merced

Click Here to RSVP

Fresno

1:15 PM
Remarks at Fresno County Women’s Democratic Club Luncheon
Pardini’s Restaurant
2257 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno

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Bakersfield

3:15 PM
Meeting with Voters
Ellis Island Pizza
3611 Stockdale Hwy Bakersfield

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Eureka

8:00AM
Meeting with Voters
Samoa Cookhouse
908 Vance Avenue, Eureka

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Chico

11:00 AM
Meeting with Voters
Broadway Heights Restaurant (upstairs)
300 Broadway St., Chico

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Sacramento

12:45 PM
Get Out the Vote Rally
Winn Park
2732 P St., Sacramento

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Riverside

4:00 PM
Meeting with Voters
Anchos Southwest Grill
10773 Hole Ave., Riverside

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Monday, November 1, 2010

San Diego

8:30 AM
Meeting with Voters
Cafe Coyote
2461 San Diego Ave, San Diego

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Los Angeles

11:30 am
Get Out the Vote Rally
Los Angeles Public Library – Central Library
630 W. 5th St. (Flower Street Side), Los Angeles

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Salinas

2:45 pm
Get Out the Vote Rally
National Steinbeck Center
1 Main Street, Salinas

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Oakland

4:30 PM
Get Out the Vote Rally
Jack London Square
501 Water St, Oakland

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Slowly But Surely, San Francisco Loses Its Only Zeppelin to Los Angeles

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Remember back in the day when San Francisco had it’s very own “world-class” airship, the largest in the world? Well, it looks like we’re losing her to Los Angeles and Fun Diego, slowly but surely.

One of our dirigibles/ is missing/ tonight/ from the skies of the bay area.

First the Redwoods, now this. Who lost the Eureka?*

I’ll miss your piggy tail most of all, Eureka. Sure you’ll come back and visit from time to time, but we want you all to ourselves.

Tell us Airship Ventures, tell us what we did wrong! How can we change?

*Feel free to add this to your list of Pointless Inter-City Rivalries. It’s #87 on mine.

“Our New-Look Airship Returns to the Los Angeles Skies

“It’s been a while since Eureka sailed the skies, spending the past four weeks under wraps in Hangar Two for her annual maintenance. During her month-long tune-up, the airship not only got some new parts, she also got a new look. For the second time this year, we are partnering with Farmers Insurance to fly their brand above communities they serve in California– first stop, Los Angeles!

 Join us aboard Eureka March 26 – April 4 for flightseeing SoCal style. Choose to fly along the coast, above L.A. landmarks and Tinseltown icons, or perhaps celebrate spring with an Easter egg hunt from 1000-feet!”

Bye bye Empire, bye bye – after the jump.

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NASA uses the Airship Ventures Zeppelin to Study the Bay Area

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

NASA is now using the largest Zeppelin in the world to conduct scientific journeys – read all ab0ut it.

Get up to speed about this monstrous thing here and see where it’s been lately by clicking here.

And this is what it’s like UP there.

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As seen over the Golden Gate Bridge last week, on a nice, sunny day. Click to expand.

Disney Pixar Advertises New “Up” Movie on World’s Largest Zeppelin

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

This is what the the Bay Area’s Eureka Zeppelin looks like above San Francisco’s Ferry Building these days. Read all about the new colorful ad for the straight-out-of-Emeryville film Up, after the jump. 

And if you live in Los Angeles, like Frank Black, then you’ll see this very same airship above your skies over the weekend. Look for it under the pouring sun.

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Read all about it, after the jump:

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Hey Pilots! Now You Can Spend a Day Flying a Zeppelin Over San Francisco

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

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.

As seen from Golden Gate Park: Fly With Me (650) 969-8100. Click to expand:

Read all about it:

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

9:00 AM

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

Numerous Zeppelin Sightings Above San Francisco This Month

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Read all about itZeppelin service has been firmly established in the San Francisco Bay Area.

As seen over the weekend:

Passing by Coit Tower:

A close up view, click to enlarge. Can you see pilot Fritz Guenther and his Peltor brand headphones? Sure you can.

And an adorable piggly tail in the back:

There we go, back to normal:

The Largest Zeppelin in the World is Heading to Monterey Tomorrow

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

The largest zeppelin in the world and frequent San Francisco visitor is mixing things up a bit tomorrow. Instead of flying locally, which is the normal schedule, the Eureka  is going on a field trip.

It’s heading from Mountain View’s Moffet Federal Airfield to Monterey for one-hour flights there and then back to Google’s Air Force Base in the evening.  

via Esthr’s photostream

And don’t forget about the special limousine and champagne-filled evening they have planned for New Year’s Eve. It’s going to start at Michael Mina restaurant for a little din-din and then end up above the bay with the fireworks when the clock strikes midnight. It’s only $25,000 per dozen people. Whom will you take with you?   

Zeppelin Day Trip to Monterey!

“Airship Ventures is flying to Monterey for the day this Thursday, Dec. 11th! And, if you’re already in Monterey, now is your chance to fly on a Zeppelin tour around Monterey Bay. On Dec. 11, 2008, the Airship Ventures Zeppelin, Eureka, will fly passengers to and from Monterey for the day and offer tours around Monterey Bay.

Departing the Bay Area from: Airship Ventures, NASA Ames Research Park, Moffett Field. Click here for directions.

Agenda – Dec. 11, 2008

8:30 a.m. Airship departs Bay Area for Monterey
10:00 a.m. Airship arrives in Monterey
10:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Monterey Bay one-hour flights offered
4:00 p.m. Airship departs Monterey for Bay Area
6:00 p.m. Airship returns to Bay Area

Call us today as space is limited.
Dial (650)-969-8100! (ext. 111)”