Goodyear Blimp Deflates, Newer ‘Wingfoot Two’ Takes Over | Fortune.com


Goodyear Blimp, Florida (Photo by Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images)

Goodyear will keep flying its iconic blue and yellow aircrafts high in the sky despite deflating its last blimp on Tuesday.

“There were a couple tears because they’ve been working with blimps for so long,” company airship historian Eddie Ogden told the Associated Press of the deflating ceremony. “But the program has always changed over the decades and this is a step forward.

The new model is incredible to watch fly.” The newer Wingfoot Two, which will replace the iconic “Spirit of Innovation” blimp, will have the same color pattern as its iconic predecessor and will still be used to capture aerial footage of live sporting events.

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