The Los Angeles-based Goodyear blimp “Spirit of America” is retiring. Goodyear invites the community to get a final up-close look at the blimp during a community retirement celebration.
The base will be open to the public for ground tours on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. They will also be giving away three blimp rides each day!
“Spirit of America” will be formally decommissioned in mid-August. The blimp will be replaced in the Los Angeles market by its sister ship “Spirit of Innovation” in late September 2015. The transition is taking place as Goodyear celebrates 90 years of lighter-than-air publicity and introduces a new fleet of high-tech, next generation NT Zeppelin model airships.
- When: Friday, August 7, Saturday, August 8, 2105 from 11:00 am – 6 pm
- Where: Goodyear Airship Operations Base is located at: 19200 S Main St
Gardena, CA 90248
- Cost: The event is FREE and open to the public.
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Twitter @GoodyearBlimp www.twitter.com/goodyearblimp
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Los Angeles TIme’s signature event, the Festival of Books is this weekend, April 18th & 19th at USC. The Festival of Books is a family-friendly celebration of Books, Art, Travel, Music and Food.
Artists’ Row showcases all types of artists such as: photographers, Illustrators, mixed media and more. The Travel Smart Stage will offer travling tips and tricks. Music will be provided on the L.A. Sound Stage with Castro, a post-punk/new wave band, reggae/ska artist Jackie Mendez, and Ethio Cali, featuring Ethiopian jazz. Some of amazing chefs on the Cooking Stage such as: Pauley Perrette, Food Network and Cooking Channel star; Zoe Nathan, Matthew Kenney and plenty of food trucks.
Make sure to visit Natural History Museum’s booth and get your nature eyes on! Meet a live animal, hear author talks and get your books signed. Learn how to draw dinosaurs and Dinosaur Encounters.
For complete details and schedule of events visit the Festival of Books website.