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American Blimp A-150 Airship
FAA Certification Flight Test Program


This brand new aircraft was the second in the series of lighter-than-air airships manufactured by the American Blimp Corp. of Hillsboro, Oregon. First flight was in January 1997 and certification was completed in September 1997. Alligator was responsible for overall flight test program management for all aspects of the development and cerification of this aircraft.


A-150 airship being prepped for test flights


Yarn tufts in place for airflow evaluation


Fuel dump test in progress


Portable mast system, helium bottles and envelope compressor


Another shot taken during fuel dump testing


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