Luxury Airship Travel

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

This is an advertisement for the Graf Zeppelin when she was being used for the regular trans Atlantic run to Brazil from Germany in the early 20th Century.
Why this is so cool is that at the time the only other way to fly across was a short jump from Dakar, Senegal to Pernambuco, Brazil by a Focker Trimoter. Getting all the way down to Dakar from Europe was an adventure in itself!  Large flying boats made the run from America to Europe by hopping across the North Atlantic using Labrador, Greenland and Iceland.
The Zepplin route was luxurious and stately by comparison and took only 3 days non-stop.


For more information on the great Airships check out this fantastic site:
Airships: The Graf Zeppelin, Hindenburg, U.S. Navy Airships, and other Dirigibles
There is technical information on the history, design,construction, operation and ultimate demise of the largest man-made objects ever to fly.
Keep your sightglass full, your firebox trimmed and your water iced.
KJ



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