Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Search: how fast can the goodyear blimp fly
Why: They provide the aerial footage for the NBA Playoffs.
Answer: The usual cruising speed is 35 MPH in a zero wind condition; all-out top speed is 53 miles per hour on the GZ20s.
The More You Know: Each ship can carry enough fuel to fly for 24 hours, although it rarely does so. When traveling cross-country the blimps fly wherever they go, and crews try for an 8-hour day, or about 300 air miles.