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The great thing about airships is how low and slow they can
fly. You can check out the scenery like you can't with any
other mode of transportation. The bad thing is their
to split in two during a thunderstorm and kill everybody on
Basically this is a Macy's Thanksgiving
Parade float with
staterooms. You'd cruise at say 100 feet, secured to a
land roving bus thing moving on tank treads or massive
wheels that could real you in as necessary should the
It would travel off road since you couldn't get under
I'd like to add to this a track version that runs along existing
railroad tracks or a made specifically for the job monorail.
Picture this going over mountain ranges, valleys, majestic
glaciers, waterfalls etc.
This would be really cool in that it eliminates another
hazard, mainly that of a drunk guy at the wheel of the
moving anchor unit driving the whole thing off a cliff or
I actually like that idea a lot more.
//ship with a section of luxury suites//
[FlyingToaster, Mar 06 2014]
[xenzag, Mar 06 2014]
Our local airship company
Now defunct. Very sad. [doctorremulac3, Mar 06 2014]
||(+) I wish the Hindenburg disaster hadn't happened too.
||As long as it isn't operated by Carnival
||We have/had the land version in here somewhere: something about a train ? or was that just annos.
||I'll remove the floating ship portion of the idea which
I decided I didn't like anyway. Not much of a
difference in an ocean view from 30 feet to 100 feet
what's the point?
||By the way, I'm sad to report the majestic site of our
local Zeppelin making it's regularly scheduled flights
around the Bay Area is a thing of the past. I'm
pretty pissed at myself for not ponying up the $2,000
it would have cost to have made a historic flight
around the bay with my son, daughter and dad. (Wife
and mom would not board such a machine willingly.)
experiencing a little part of history by saying "maybe
one time too many. Sigh.