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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 07:09 PM

MetLife Blimp gets shoved around by the wind over my house

It's not everyday you see a blimp over your house. I just drove in my driveway during lunch and heard a buzzing over my head. My first thought was, "Oh shit! A drone!!!"

Seriously, I was a bit concerned at first because it was a very gusty day and it looked to be having trouble maintaining control, but it looks to have flown on without further issue.

Oh, the humanity!

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Reply MetLife Blimp gets shoved around by the wind over my house (Original post)
Cooley Hurd Aug 2013 OP
darkangel218 Aug 2013 #1
James48 Aug 2013 #2
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2013 #3

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 07:35 PM

1. Lol you were afraid it was gonna fall on your heads :)

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 08:12 PM

2. no big deal actually

I have about 40 hours of blimp piloting time What you saw there was some buffeting by winds aloft- but other than the fact that there is a whole lot of unstable air in that picture (indicating potential thunderstorms or rain showers- not great blimp weather.)

They had some turbulence in that video shot but they were ok.

Must have had a tight schedule to try and get someplace if they were flying in that.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 09:19 PM

3. Wow! That's extremely cool!

I've never seen one myself, lucky you caught it when you did! Glad to hear it went safely on its way with no incident - or threat to humanity.

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