Blimp Sighting

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Photo by Juanice Gray

A 100 foot blimp caused a stir as it drifted through Natchitoches Tuesday afternoon. The former MetLife blimp had no writing since it was between jobs.

It began it’s trek in California and stopped for the night to refuel at Natchitoches Regional Airport. It took back to the air Wednesday morning to continue it’s journey to New Orleans to promote the Zurich PGA golf tournament there.

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This particular blimp runs on small piston engines and uses 93 octane regular gasoline. It has a 30-35 MPH maximum air speed. Fun fact: Blimps cannot fly at night which was also a factor in the overnight stay in Natchitoches.