Aerostat, Stat!

Cool. Google Sightseeing used my suggestion. For those who don’t know, Google Sightseeing posts interesting things found on Google Maps’ satellite view. A couple weeks ago, they posted links to the former Goodyear blimp hanger in Akron and a tethered aerostat over Florida. In the same vein, I sent a link to the aerostat over Sierra Vista.

When Kathy’s parents lived in Sierra Vista, their house was about a quarter mile from the aerostat base. Depending on the wind, sometimes it seemed like the aerostat was looming directly overhead. It made a nice landmark, though. On clear days, you could easily see it from I-10 near Tucson.