Goodyear donates blimp gondola to Crawford Museum

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Photo of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's retired Spirit of Goodyear blimp.


CLEVELANDFeb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company  announced today that it will donate the gondola from the Spirit of Goodyear blimp to the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society here.

“It has been wonderful collaborating with Goodyear to add this blimp gondola to the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum,” said Kelly Falcone-Hall, president and CEO of the Western Reserve Historical Society.

“Adding this gondola to our Setting the World in Motion display will allow us to continue telling a complete story of the innovators and entrepreneurs of Northeast Ohio’s transportation history,” she said. “The display will bolster the exhibit, bringing to the forefront Goodyear’s deep roots in Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial background.”

The gondola is the compartment underneath the blimp’s envelope where the pilot and passengers ride. It is 23 feet long and weighs 3,400 lbs.

Read the press release in PR Newswire.