Futuristic Airship Scouts Locations for Bernal Air Terminal

Neighbor Catherine spotted the Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT yesterday as it made an early-evening cruise over Bernalwood. She says:

“Blimp, Bernal, Sunset…. Ooooh!”

Ooooh! Definitely. But “blimp?” Well, not quite. For those keeping score at home, the Zeppelin is a rigid-framed, steerable dirigible, not a balloon-like blimp. (For a closer look at this Zeppelin, here are some photos I took during a flight aboard it in 2008.)

But what was the Zeppelin doing over Bernal Heights? There can be only one answer: Scouting potential landing zones to convert Sutrito Tower into our futuristic Air Terminal of Tomorrow!

PHOTOS: Neighbor Catherine

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3 Responses to Futuristic Airship Scouts Locations for Bernal Air Terminal

  1. Joe Thomas says:

    Hmmm… Sutrito Zepellin and Space Port… I like the sound of that.

  2. The dirigiblistas scouted Bernal in the previous decade, but the lack of an Esmeralda Funicular to 30th St. BART proved a non-starter.

  3. See also the reference to a landing strip the city considered building atop Bernal (I buried it after the Bernal gold rush description).

    I’d really love to find some secondary references on that. I can only imagine the meeting. “We need a landing strip. Hmm. Twin Peaks? No… McLaren? No… Dolores Park? No…”

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