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Nostalgic Association Concerning Airships (NACA)

To undertake, promote, and encourage research and discussion on all things concerning Airships. Particularly on the Science, History, and Future of Airship flight with a view to the Factual or the Fantasy... ...and all in the Spirit of Steam.

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Latest Activity: Aug 9

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Avitor Hermes

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K-Class Navy Blimp

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01 Goodyear Puritan ZNP-K Blimp GondolaGoodyear Puritan ZNP-K K-28…Continue

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Russian (Soviet) Airships

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_and_Russian_airshipsI like this quote:"In 1812, desiring to attack Napoleon's army during…Continue

Rotory Wing Aircraft

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Berliner HelicopterMr. Emile Berliner began experimenting with vertical flight aircraft in the early 1900's, with a successful recorded tethered flight around 1909. He and his son Henry developed…Continue

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Comment by Captain on July 17, 2016 at 8:19pm

I am glad that you liked it too.  Unfortunately it looks unlikely that Goodyear will market these aircraft and the technology is probably beyond any other company. 

Comment by Michael Margerum on July 17, 2016 at 7:14pm

Neat airplanes, that was a good video Captain.

Comment by Captain on July 16, 2016 at 10:29pm

The Goodyear Inflatoplanehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gGygxDIJX0

Comment by Captain on April 8, 2016 at 8:11pm
Comment by Captain on April 6, 2016 at 9:29am

Wright Brothers' patent discovered in a cave


Posted on Tuesday, 5 April, 2016 | Comment icon 4 comments

The Wright Brothers' invention was revolutionary. Image Credit: PD - Wright Brothers
A missing patent for the world's first powered flying machine has been found in an old archive in Kansas.
On 17 December 1903, American inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright cemented their place in the history books when they carried out the first ever powered, heavier-than-air flight.

But what exactly became of the patent for their original flying machine design ?

The document, which the pair filed before their successful maiden flight, was granted back in 1906 and had since been kept at the US National Archives as a document of major historical importance.

By the year 2000 however the patent appeared to have gone missing and despite a concerted effort, officials were unable to track down exactly what had happened to it.

Now though, following a renewed attempt to track down the elusive file, the Wright Brother's patent has finally been located within a 15ft-high stack of documents that had been deposited at a special records storage cave in Kansas where it was found by volunteer archivist Bob Beebe.

Bearing the words "flying machine", the document reads: "Be it known that we Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright, both citizens of the United States, residing in the city of Dayton and state of Ohio, have jointly invented a new and useful machine for navigating the air."

The file is now set to go on display at the National Archives Museum in Washington.
- See more at: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/293233/wright-brothers-pa...
Comment by Michael Margerum on April 2, 2016 at 8:53pm

So many cartoon airships look like a boat suspended under a balloon.  I always liked that so it's nice to see a real prototype.

Comment by Captain on February 25, 2016 at 9:43pm

Brilliant

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