Ginn Resorts Airship Takes to the Sky CELEBRATION, FL
The brand new Ginn Resorts Airship is appearing weekly in the skies above Ginn communities and events. The airship is 178 feet long, 55 feet high and 46 feet wide, and it’s capable of reaching speeds of 35 mph and cruising at 25 mph.
Outfitted with a high-resolution LED screen 30 ft. tall and 70 ft. wide— the largest and most advanced TV screen capable of flight— it’s the first of its kind in North America.
The oversized “Skyscreen” is capable of broadcasting TV-quality images from 1,500 feet above the ground. The sky’s the limit for broadcasting capabilities— the screen can show commercials, movie trailers, music videos, text messaging and instant replays at sporting events.
The airship’s primary goal is to increase awareness of Ginn Resorts, a privately-held resort development and hospitality company specializing in exclusive leisure lifestyle and vacation destination communities. It will take to the sky at NASCAR events where the Ginn Racing team is competing as well the company’s LPGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour golf events.
Although there are less than 30 blimps in the entire world today, this type of aircraft has a rich 200-year history. In 1852, Henri Giffard built the first powered airship, which consisted of a 143-ft long, cigar-shaped, gas-filled bag with a propeller, powered by a three-horsepower steam engine. Later, in 1900, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin of Germany invented the first rigid airship. Airships are called lighter-than-air (LTA) craft because to generate lift, they use gases that are lighter than air. While these lifting capacities might not seem like much, airships carry incredibly large volumes of gas— up to hundreds of thousands of cubic feet.