[ExI] Inside of world's largest airship revealed in stunning images

Stephan Magnus sm at vreedom.com
Fri Jun 11 15:24:36 UTC 2021

While studying aerospace in the 80ties I was fascinated by the LTA 20 and lectured about it:



It was so beautiful, a manta ray embracing a slowly turning sphere. The main argument at that time was that it could lift heavy loads compared to a helicopter and do this without the infrastructure needed for planes. Interesting especially for developing countries. 

It came to nothing, which is a pity. Therefore, I would love a revival.




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>…The firm thinks the vehicle, which is expected to enter service by 2025, will soon challenge conventional jets on a number of popular short-haul routes, thanks to its improved comfort and 90% lower emissions."


I can think of plenty of uses for such a ride.  Conventional jets are fast, but cruise ships still get plenty of business, and those things are slow.  So… find a way to make it appealing, such as a means of doing your homework comfortably on the way down to the Phoenix office from LA or SF for instance.  Covid has taught us to do a lot of our work at home.  So now if it takes a full day to get to Phoenix, but it isn’t that different from a normal office day, that might sell.


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