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Latest Goodyear Blimp Stories

2014-03-18 12:21:40

AKRON, Ohio, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) newest blimp took to the skies Monday for its maiden flight. The test flight is part of a comprehensive training program Goodyear pilots and crew will undergo over the next two months. The new blimp will officially be ready to begin travelling to cities around the United States after a formal christening ceremony this summer. The blimp is an all-new, state-of-the-art version that is...

2014-03-14 12:21:25

Goodyear Reveals Larger, Faster Airship; Launches Nationwide Contest to Choose its Name AKRON, Ohio, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today unveiled an all-new, state-of-the-art version of its world-famous icon, the Goodyear Blimp. The new airship is larger, faster, and more maneuverable and builds on the company's legacy as the world's leading builder and operator of airships. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please...

2014-02-24 16:21:33

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After 14 years of filling the skies, the "Spirit of Goodyear" airship retired after the Daytona 500. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) longest continuous operated airship was overhead to provide aerial coverage for its final events this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO Goodyear's "Spirit of Innovation" joined the "Spirit of Goodyear" in a rare...

2013-12-17 16:20:09

-- Mickey Wittman inducted into Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mickey Wittman, known as the "father of sports aerial broadcasting" for his work in developing the Goodyear blimp's role in sports television, will be inducted in to the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame here tonight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) Anyone who has ever watched a televised sports event and heard the words "Tonight's aerial coverage...

2013-11-27 12:23:02

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With 49 percent of the nation's vote, the marquee matchup of Clemson vs. South Carolina was named the winner of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's "Blimpworthy(TM)" poll and will draw aerial coverage, weather permitting, by the iconic Goodyear Blimp during the November 30 rivalry weekend football contest. The game was officially announced as the winner on ESPN2's SportsNation broadcast, defeating matchups between Florida State vs....

2013-11-20 16:20:39

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is teaming up with ESPN's SportsNation, to give college football fans some extra incentive to watch the games this Thanksgiving weekend. Goodyear is offering fans across the country the chance to control the Goodyear Blimp, an airship that is synonymous with the world's largest sporting events, to decide which college football match-up will receive aerial coverage and be deemed...

2013-11-11 12:20:38

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been named a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine. This is the second year in a row that Goodyear has received the designation, which recognizes the company's efforts to hire and support veteran employees. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO) More than 5,000 companies competed for the title of Military Friendly Employer. Companies were selected based on...

2013-11-07 12:22:31

-- Pair of blimps will cover Virginia Tech at Miami college football matchup AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, two Goodyear blimps will simultaneously provide live aerial television coverage of a sporting event as they circle overhead Miami's SunLife stadium for ESPN's coverage, beginning at 7 p.m. ET, of the November 9 NCAA football matchup between Virginia Tech and Miami. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO) The "Spirit of...

2013-10-08 08:20:53

-- 'Spirit of Goodyear' retiring to the Sunshine State AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Like many Ohioans, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) Akron-based blimp, the Spirit of Goodyear, has become a "Snow Bird" and is leaving northeast Ohio's snow and cold for a retirement in the sunshine and warmth of Florida. The blimp, which has been based at the company's Wingfoot Lake Hangar since its christening 13 years ago, will join The Spirit of Innovation...

2013-09-18 12:24:21

Company deploys blimps to carry message to consumers AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) announced today that its fleet of blimps will exclusively carry messaging on Sept. 19 devoted to It Can Wait, a national education and awareness campaign encouraging people never to text while driving. The exclusive run will coincide with the It Can Wait movement's Drive 4 Pledges Day. The blimps typically carry messaging on their...