Above the Ruhr district by blimp...
WDL offers again roundtrips from the homebase, the airport Mülheim/Ruhr.

The WDL offers again until Sept. 30th, 2008 (with an option of extention until mid of Oct. 2008) roundtrips above the Ruhr area. The flights start at the homebase of the Westdeutsche Luftwerbung (WDL) Airship Company, the airport Mülheim/Ruhr, where also the airdock is located.

For additional info please take a look into the brochure of WDL (German) or contact the WDL Airship Company via phone at 0208/378080 or 0208/3780810 or via e-mail at schoof@wdl-luftschiff.de.

The airship is a pressure airship/blimp of the type WDL 1 B, with the following technical specifications:

Length 60 m (197 ft)
Width 16.4 m (54 ft)
Height 19.3 m (63 ft)
Envelope-Volume 7,200 m (250,000 ft³)
Lifting gas Helium
Seats 8 (incl. Pilot)
Pilot 1
Engines 2 Continental
Engine-Power 210 H.P. each
Altitude 300-1800 m (1,000 - 6,000 ft)
Speed 50-105 km/h (30 - 58 knots)

© Jens Schenkenberger, 2008
www.zeppelinfan.de ~ jens@zeppelinfan.de