How Long Would It Take a 767 Engine to Blow Up a Goodyear Blimp?

Because why not figure these things out?

Apparently, with the air intake of a 767, you could get the Goodyear Blimp ready for the Superbowl in… oh…

goodyear blimp

About seven seconds.


But this is all irrelevant because the Goodyear Blimp is retiring.  It is being replaced by an airship.

When I first heard the blimp was retiring, I wondered if it meant Goodyear wasn’t going to keep this up.  After all, their heyday was in the late 90s, so I’m surprised the blimp–excuse me, airship–is still going.  But its stocks have picked up lately, so hopefully this trend will continue.

As for blimps as a form of travel themselves, I stand by Archer:

You tell them.

About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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  1. It might have been better to use the word inflate than blow up….. I had something else in mind when I read the title!

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