Goodyear blimp soars over Plymouth

Wingfoot One took to the skies over Plymouth Tuesday & Wednesday
The newest in the fleet of Goodyear Blimps, Wingfoot One, flew over Plymouth on September 2 & 3. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

If you were in or around Plymouth Tuesday or Wednesday and you looked up in the air and saw something that wasn't a bird, a plane or Superman, it had to be the Goodyear Blimp. According to the Goodyear Blimp website, Wingfoot One was flying Sullivan Tire customers over America's hometown on both days.

There are actually three Goodyear Blimps, according to the website: Wingfoot One, Spirit of America and Spirit of Innovation. Spirit of America is based in Carson, CA and was christened in 2002. Spirit of Innovation, based in Pompano Beach, FL, was christened in 2006.

Wingfoot One, is the newest model, built in Akron, OH and first flown in 2014. According to Goodyear, the 246.4' Wingfoot One is not technically a blimp, but instead, is a semi-rigid airship, larger and nearly 50 feet longer than either Spirit.

The blimps are quite commonly seen hovering over sporting events and with football season here, all three have a full schedule. Next up, on September 12, Wingfoot One will be at the Oregon @ Michigan State game in East Lansing, MI, the Oregon State @ University of Michigan game in Ann Arbor, MI and College Gameday on ESPN at Michigan State in East Lansing, MI.

Based on the schedule, it could be sometime before we see the Goodyear Blimp flying over Massachusetts again.

Watch a timelapse video of Wingfoot One being built below. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on