New blimp is ready to go

March 18, 2014 6:26:05 AM PDT
Goodyear's new blimp is taking to the air for the first time.

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.