As of November 14, 2012, Airship Ventures ceased flight operations.

Airship Ventures proudly operated America's first commercial passenger Zeppelin airship, "Eureka", from October 2008 to November 2012. Over 20,000 passengers were introduced to the wonder and joy of travel by airship, floating serenely over California and beyond. We provided unique 'flight seeing' tours, televised coverage of events, a stable aerial platform for scientific research & development, set aviation records, performed at air shows and produced a number of weird and wonderful skydiving stunts. We ceased operations due to lack of a major/title advertising sponsor, a necessary part of the revenue mix. The Zeppelin was disassembled and has been returned to her place of manufacture in Germany.

You can read a running diary of the history of our company and operations on our blog, and you can also find people talking about us and sharing their memories and experiences on our Facebook page.


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