Thompson Blimp

I photographed this Thompson Blimp at the Tillamook Air Museum. The volume of the blimp is 28,000 cubic feet (filled with helium). It was built by James Thompson over a period of nine years, with its first flight in 1995. Thompson says his children suggested the graphic design on the blimp’s service and that the figures depicted are alien “green men” from mars who have come to earth looking for intelligent life.

Thompson Blimp – Experimental Airship #28

Tillamook Air Museum 2021