Wingfoot One, Goodyear’s Newest Airship, Plus A Lot More Aerial Spectacles On Tap

Wingfoot One in trial run over the fairgroundsGoodyear’s newest addition to its blimp fleet, Wingfoot One, will pay a visit to the skies above the fair Monday and Tuesday (July 27 and 28).

While it joins the blimp fleet, Wingfoot One is technically not a blimp but a semi-rigid airship built in Ohio by Goodyear and Germany’s ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik.

But that’s not the only aerial action this year; we’ll have warbird flyovers, jet flyovers and skydivers with the U.S. flag and the P.O.W. flag.

Air Indiana Skydiving members will be flying in the flags during the singing of the national anthem before Saturday’s concert by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, approximately 7:50 p.m., weather permitting.

Wingfoot OneOn Monday, Wingfoot One will fly over the grounds in the evening before Air Indiana again parachutes in with the flags before the Little River Bandconcert.

Tuesday morning Wingfoot One will fly over the fairgrounds somewhere between 10 and 11.

T-6Before Tuesday evening’s Cole Swindell concert with special guest Clark Manson, WWII Texan T-6 training aircraft will perform the missing man formation above the track during the singing of the national anthem.

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 5.06.14 PMFinally, Air Indiana will perform one last skydive with the flags Wednesday evening at about 7:45 p.m., followed by a vintage French training jet performing a flyover with smoke streams during the national anthem.

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