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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Good Beer Blimp Gondola At Albuquerque Sunport

Above, the gondola of one Good Beer Blimp. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

While waiting for Jessica's plane to arrive at the Albuquerque Sunport, I was wandering around the terminal. As I was coming down an escalator, I spotted an interesting display. It was the gondola to an experimental advertising blimp, the Good Beer Blimp

I am guessing it was experimental as the motor ran on liquid propane. 

Above, the gondola was made from a Cessna 337 Skymaster. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

According to the USML Digital Library:

The "Good Beer Blimp Busch" is the latest high-flying sales promotion vehicle for Anheuser-Busch Inc., a company spokesman said Thursday.

Above, an inside view from the front. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Apparently, there were two Good Beer Blimps. One was the Anheuser-Busch Good Beer Blimp Busch and the other was the Good Beer Blimp Budweiser

I couldn't tell from the gondola or the display's card which Good Year Blimp this one was.

Above, the display card. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The blimp only lasted about two years as it had stability and other issues and it consumed its propane fuel at a fast rate. 

For more details, go to Hot Airships.com

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