One of three active Goodyear Airship Bases in the United States, the Wingfoot Lake Airship Hangar is the main hangar used by Goodyear for construction and maintenance of their fleet of airships.
Goodyear purchased the 720 acres, including the lake which was named after the company's winged foot emblem. Wingfoot Lake Hangar was completed in 1917 for the purpose of the construction and testing of blimps for the US Navy. It is the oldest airship hangar in the US, and was awarded an Ohio historical marker conginizing it's contributions to Lighter-Than-Air aviation in general and it's military signifigance during WWI & WWII. The first class of airship pilots trained at Wingfoot Lake. Throughout it's lifetime, a total of 239 airships have been built at this facility.
This custom scenery contains multiple handcrafted buildings, signs, and scenery objects, and of course the world famous "Goodyear Blimp". Wingfoot One was built in this hangar in 2013. Not technically a blimp, this semi-rigid airship is over 240 feet in length and can cruise at up to 73mph on it's 3 vectored engines.
The private balloonport's designation is 4OH6, and includes a helicopter pad and starting port for ease of use in the simulator.
Be sure to check out our other Goodyear Blimp Base scenery, located in Carson, CA.
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