The Blimp Goes to War ... Again (Atlantis Productions,
Produced by Richard Van Treuren at Atlantis Productions. This
detailed video includes quotations from the logbooks of various
U-boat commanders. There is a considerable amount of unique
footage and photos. This video is available in both North
American and European (PAL) formats and is available directly
- Atlantis Productions
- PO Box 700
- Edgewater, FL
The Blimp is Back! (WBGH / (PBS,
Today scientists are hard at work erasing the image of a dangerous,
explosive zeppelin and replacing it with innovative aircraft
of untold possibilities. Soar to new heights and discover for
yourself the wonders of the modern blimp. Covers the history
of LTA and the recent blimp manufacturers, including Cyclo-Crane,
Skyships, American Blimp Corporation, and Heliostat.
Brute Force: Airships (The
History Channel / A&E,
Looks at the military role airships have played as flying aircraft
carriers, in anti-submarine warfare, etc .
Flying the Blimp (NOVA,
"Thanks to an unflappable band of enthusiasts, airships are
back in some suprising new guises, from anti-terrorist operations
in London to biological tours of the rain forest canopy." An
historic overview of airships.
Giant of the Sky: The Comeback of the Zeppelins (Vidicom,
60 years after the "Hindenburg" disaster in Lakehurst, the next
generation of dirigible airships is ready for take-off. Let
us take you aboard! Experience, in 54 exciting minutes, the
most distinguished way of travelling the skies.
History Channel / A&E,
The great passenger airship set in historical context. First
broadcast 21 Jan 96. VHS: 1-800-423-1212.
An American Story (Jim Meyers Film Enterprises, El Cajon,
The history of airship Hindenburg from the point of view of
Harold G. Dick, the liaison between the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation
of Akron, Ohio and the German owners of the Hindenburg. He was
involved in building the Hindenburg and made numerous flights
in the Hindenburg and the Graf Zeppelin. Includes the disasterous
accident at an airfield in New Jersey. VHS (100 min.) : soundcolor
Hindenburg Disaster? (Discovery
Spirit of Survival series. Anyone have information on
Hindenburg Disaster: What Happened at Lakehurst? (Vidicom,
With spectacular historic footage, the moving stories of eye
witnesses, and elaborately colorized sequences of authentic
black-and-white material, and recent research, this documentary
reveals a truth that has been covered up for many years: The
"infallible" German engineers had designed a flying bomb just
waiting to explode.
Giant of the Sky: The Return of the Zeppelins (Vidicom,
In addition to recapping the information in Hindenburg Disaster,
this video goes on to detail the story behind the new Zeppelin-NT
Lighter-Than-Air (Series): Silent Bombers / Down in Flames
/ Explorers & Rivals (History
Explorers & Rivals: Follows the adventures of such pathfinders
as Salomon Andree, Walter Wellman, Roald Amundsen, Umberto Nobile,
Joe Kittenger and many more. Broadcast September 1996. First
installment of the series was initially broadcast 4 April 1996.
Marvel: Airships (History
Filled with archival footage, expert interviews and up-close
looks at famous airships, this is a buoyant journey through
the history of the largest machines ever to take flight.
Revealed ... The Hindenburg Mystery (Five/Moondance
"Investigates the most famous air accident in history with an
international team of experts using the latest scientific methods
to re-examine evidence that has survived."
Rubber Planes (Discovery
A "Wings" episode which includes Goodyear blimp footage from
the 1960s and 80s.
of War: Airships (The
History Channel, 1996)
An intriguing account of the German Zeppelin Bomber, the U.S.S.
Los Angeles, and other airships that captured the imagination
of engineers and military brass around the world. Broadcast
1&6 April 1996.
Diamond (Marco Polo Film AG, 2004)
Released as a feature film. A helium filled balloon journeys of the
rainforest of Guyana. Stunning. Directed by Werner Herzog.
Zurück zum Zeppelin (Format
Der «Riese der Lüfte» ist wieder da: In Friedrichshafen
am Bodensee steht der erste Zeppelin der Nachkriegszeit kurz
vor der Vollendung - nicht so gross wie die legendäre «Hindenburg»,
aber immerhin so lang wie ein Jumbo-Jet. Mit neuer Technik sollen
die Luftschiffe für Forschung und Tourismus eingesetzt
werden. Neben dem Bericht zum heutigen Zeppelin: Historische
Filmaufnahmen, Reminiszenzen von ehemaligen Besatzungsmitgliedern
und ein Blick in das neu eröffnete Zeppelin-Museum.
Pathe search their data base for "airship", dirigible",
Does anyone remember the "Wings Over
the World" episode devoted to "Giants of the Sky"? For current
aviation videos available in the UK, check "Fly Past" or "Aeroplane".