Monday, July 10, 2006
Pompano Beach, just north of Fort Lauderdale, has been home to a Goodyear Blimp for many years. Last year it crashed in a thunderstorm, and this year, they have a new one! It's called the Spirit of Innovation, and we were there to see it take off from it's home for the first time on Saturday. The hangar doors opened to the music of 2001: A Space Odyssey. I thought it would take off like a balloon - just go straight up. But, no, it took off down a runway ... slowly, but a takeoff nonetheless. Then it angled sharply up. Pretty Cool.