New blimp is ready to go

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - March 18, 2014

The airship cruised over part of northeast Ohio beneath bright blue skies.

A spokesman for Goodyear Tire and Rubber tells the Akron Beacon there were no problems during the debut yesterday.

Goodyear says the high-tech, helium-filled airship is bigger, quicker and more maneuverable.

The so-far-unnamed airship is expected to have a longer flight range and better broadcast capabilities for event coverage.

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