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Damien Gayle – Daily Mail Jan 30, 2013

These are the first pictures inside the cockpit of the new U.S. military-funded airship that is set to revolutionise long-haul flying.

The massive blimp-like aircraft made its first successful test flight after hovering a dozen feet off the floor of the former military hangar during flight testing south of Los Angeles.

The fact that the hulking Aeroscraft could fly for just a few minutes represents a step forward in aviation, according to the engineers who developed it.

Sitting in the high-tech cockpit, flight control engineer Munir Jojo-Verge told of his pride at being involved in the groundbreaking project.

‘I realised that I put a little dot in the line of aviation history. A little dot for something that has never been demonstrated before, now it™s feasible,™ he told the Associated Press.

The high-tech Aeroscraft blimp is now  nearly ready for flight testing in the open, having completed its ‘first float™ manoeuvres inside its colossal hangar in Orange County, California.

The biggest challenge for engineers is making sure the airship will be able to withstand high winds and other extreme weather conditions, Mr Jojo-Verge said.

The Department of Defense and NASA have invested $35 million in project because of its potential to one day carry more cargo than any other aircraft to disaster zones and forward military bases.

Built around a rigid frame of aluminium and carbon fibre, the huge 230ft prototype, built by U.S. aviation firm Worldwide Aeros, is nevertheless only half the size of its conceived finished version.

Earlier pictures of the bulbous blimp, with its silver skin reflecting green lights shining within the hangar, invited comparisons with Thunderbird 2, the rescue craft from Gerry Anderson™s puppet adventure series Thunderbirds.

The airship has been undergoing testing this month in a 17-storey tall, Second World War-era blimp hangar at the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station. It must go through several more rounds of flight tests before it could be used in a disaster zone or anywhere else.

But if and when it finally goes into service, the Aeroscraft airship will carry three times as much as the biggest military cargo planes, use a third of the fuel – and it won™t even need a landing strip.

It could revolutionise haulage, and almost everything now laboriously transported across the planet™s surface by boat, train and lorry could within years be carried through the skies, its makers claim.

Aeros said it also must secure more funding for the next round of flight testing, but is hopeful the Defense Department and others will step in again as investors.

It says the cargo airship™s potential to carry more cargo more efficiently than ever before would provide the  military with an advantage on the battlefield and greater capacity to save more lives during natural disasters.

Aeros CEO and Founder Igor Pasternak recently confirmed the vehicle had completed a series of successful ‘first float™ manoeuvres inside its immense engineering hangar.

Mr Pasternak, who is also the chief engineer of the Aeroscraft, explained that the tests had proven its unique lightweight rigid structure conception and vertical take off and landing systems.

‘The first float of the vehicle was a controlled exercise during which all flight systems were operating. The procedure was completed successfully,™ he said.

Aircraft experts are betting that the Aeroscraft vehicle with its advanced technology capabilities will transform the transportation of large and heavy cargoes.

It has the potential to support any number of the world™s equipment-dependent mega-projects and the industries that manage them – including wind energy, aerospace, fossil fuel extraction, highway construction, engineering and telecommunications.

The airship functions like a submarine, releasing air to rise and taking in air to descend, said Aeros mechanical engineer Tim Kenny.

It can take off vertically, like a helicopter, then change its buoyancy to become heavier than air for landing and unloading.

‘It allows the vehicle to set down on the ground. And then when we want to become lighter than air, we release that air and then the vehicle floats and we can allow it to take off,™ Mr Kenny said.

The project has set abuzz the old hangars at the Marine Corps Air Station.

The structures were built to hold blimps during the War. Now workers zip around in cherry-pickers, and the airship™s silvery surface shines against the warm tones of the aging wood of the walls.

‘You could take this vehicle and go to destinations that have been destroyed, where there™s no ports, no runways, stuff like that,™ said Mr Kenny

‘This vehicle could go in there, offload the cargo even if there™s no infrastructure, no landing site for it to land on, this vehicle can unload its whole payload. ‘

The finished version of the Aeroscraft – expected to be ready in three years – will be 450ft long and carry a payload of 66 tons at a speed of 120 knots, up to 18,000ft with a range of 3000 nautical miles.

That could revolutionise air transport, opening up remote areas where there is practically no other means of access.

It could carry relief supplies for victims in disaster areas, heavy oil-extraction equipment to northern Canada™s tar sands, huge turbines to remote wind farms and, of course, heavy military equipment to battlefields worldwide.

The key breakthrough has been the development of an internal system for managing ballast.

Previous airships have been held back by the need to weigh them down or tie them up while cargo is unloaded, lest they are suddenly carried away on the breeze.

But the Aeroscraft™s internal ballast management system gives its operators the ability to control the aircraft™s buoyancy by compressing the helium inside its tanks and replacing it with normal air to bring down to the ground.

Once cargo has been loaded, the airship can rise by re-releasing the compressed helium into its containment tanks, making it again lighter than air, then using turbo-prop engines to control its direction.

Because of this revolutionary system, Aeroscraft needs no airfield to operate, only a cleared area large enough for it to vertically take off and land, and enough labour on hand to unload the cargo.

Mr Pasternak, 48, told Gizmag: ‘The advantage is you don™t need ground infrastructure. You can fly anywhere, you can land anywhere, you don™t need any ballast, you don™t need any ground crew.™

The airship has long been a ‘dream machine™ for visionary inventors.

Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin built the first airship in 1900 as a weapon for Germany. The ‘Graf Zeppelin™ was developed by Dr Hugo Eckener, who flew it around the world in 21 days in 1929.

This powerful symbol of German might was adopted by the Nazis, who funded the creation of the largest airship yet, the Hindenburg.

However, on May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg burst into flames on a trip to the US, having been filled with patriotic German hydrogen instead of American helium.

But Ukrainian-born Mr Pasternak says that his design for a rigid airship is miles apart from the disastrous versions of the early 20th Century.

He told Gizmag: ‘From the structure stand point, all of us are familiar with the Hindenburg and Zeppelin designs.

‘This is different. We built a space frame that sits inside of the vehicle and around the frame we built a rigid cell. The function of the rigid cell is to have it work with the aerodynamic laws. It™s a very simple approach.

‘It also allows us to build vehicles very rapidly. When you™re talking about the production of vehicles, you need the ability to build number of them in a short term and with the frames you can do this.™

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'Thunderbird 2' is go! U.S. military blimp set to revolutionise warfare makes first successful test flight
 

  • Aeroscraft has completed its 'first float' tests inside colossal WWII blimp hangar in Orange County, California
  • New pictures show inside the high-tech cockpit of the revolutionary aircraft which is funded by U.S. Department of Defense
     
  • Finished version will carry three times more than the biggest military cargo planes over thousands of miles
  • It is capable of vertical take off and landing and doesn't even need a landing strip
     

By DAMIEN GAYLE

PUBLISHED: 11:30 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:43 GMT, 30 January 2013

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These are the first pictures inside the cockpit of the new U.S. military-funded airship that is set to revolutionise long-haul flying.

The massive blimp-like aircraft made its first successful test flight after hovering a dozen feet off the floor of the former military hangar during flight testing south of Los Angeles.

The fact that the hulking Aeroscraft could fly for just a few minutes represents a step forward in aviation, according to the engineers who developed it. 
 

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'I realised that I put a little dot in the line of aviation history': Electrical engineer Varoujan Sarkissuan, left, and aerospace engineer Munir Jojo chat in the Aeroscraft's cockpit

'I realised that I put a little dot in the line of aviation history': Electrical engineer Varoujan Sarkissuan, left, and aerospace engineer Munir Jojo-Verge chat in the Aeroscraft's cockpit

 

Mr Jojo-Verge works in the cockpit: The flight control engineer said the biggest challenge he faces is making sure the airship will be able to withstand high winds and other extreme weather conditions

Mr Jojo-Verge works in the cockpit: The flight control engineer said the biggest challenge he faces is making sure the airship will be able to withstand high winds and other extreme weather conditions

Sitting in the high-tech cockpit, flight control engineer Munir Jojo-Verge told of his pride at being involved in the groundbreaking project.

'I realised that I put a little dot in the line of aviation history. A little dot for something that has never been demonstrated before, now it's feasible,' he told the Associated Press.

 

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The high-tech Aeroscraft blimp is now  nearly ready for flight testing in the open, having completed its 'first float' manoeuvres inside its colossal hangar in Orange County, California.

The biggest challenge for engineers is making sure the airship will be able to withstand high winds and other extreme weather conditions, Mr Jojo-Verge said. 
 

 

The Aeroscraft, a prototype airship, sits inside its hangar in Tustin, California: The high-tech blimp is nearly ready for flight testing, having now completed its 'first float' manoeuvres carried out inside the hangar

The Aeroscraft, a prototype airship, sits inside its hangar in Tustin, California: The high-tech blimp is nearly ready for flight testing, having now completed its 'first float' manoeuvres carried out inside the hangar

 

Engineer Leonel Cruz pulls down the flab on the Aeroscraft: Built around a frame of aluminium and carbon fibre, the huge 230ft prototype is nevertheless only half the size of the conceived finished version

Engineer Leonel Cruz pulls down the flab on the Aeroscraft: Built around a frame of aluminium and carbon fibre, the huge 230ft prototype is nevertheless only half the size of the conceived finished version

The Department of Defense and NASA have invested $35 million in project because of its potential to one day carry more cargo than any other aircraft to disaster zones and forward military bases. 
 

Built around a rigid frame of aluminium and carbon fibre, the huge 230ft prototype, built by U.S. aviation firm Worldwide Aeros, is nevertheless only half the size of its conceived finished version.

Earlier pictures of the bulbous blimp, with its silver skin reflecting green lights shining within the hangar, invited comparisons with Thunderbird 2, the rescue craft from Gerry Anderson's puppet adventure series Thunderbirds.
 

 

Military funded: The Department of Defense and NASA have invested $35 million in the prototype because of its potential to one day carry more cargo than any other aircraft to disaster zones and forward military bases

Military funded: The Department of Defense and NASA have invested $35 million in the prototype because of its potential to one day carry more cargo than any other aircraft to disaster zones and forward military bases

The airship has been undergoing testing this month in a 17-storey tall, Second World War-era blimp hangar at the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station. It must go through several more rounds of flight tests before it could be used in a disaster zone or anywhere else.

But if and when it finally goes into service, the Aeroscraft airship will carry three times as much as the biggest military cargo planes, use a third of the fuel - and it won't even need a landing strip.

It could revolutionise haulage, and almost everything now laboriously transported across the planet's surface by boat, train and lorry could within years be carried through the skies, its makers claim.

Aeros said it also must secure more funding for the next round of flight testing, but is hopeful the Defense Department and others will step in again as investors.

It says the cargo airship's potential to carry more cargo more efficiently than ever before would provide the  military with an advantage on the battlefield and greater capacity to save more lives during natural disasters.

 

Impressive: Bradley Hasemeyer, the host of AOL's Translogic show, uses his smartphone to photograph the Aeroscraft airship inside its colossal hangar at the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station in Orange County

Impressive: Bradley Hasemeyer, the host of AOL's Translogic show, uses his smartphone to photograph the Aeroscraft airship inside its colossal hangar at the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station in Orange County

 

Aeros CEO and Founder Igor Pasternak recently confirmed the vehicle had completed a series of successful 'first float' manoeuvres inside its immense engineering hangar.

Mr Pasternak, who is also the chief engineer of the Aeroscraft, explained that the tests had proven its unique lightweight rigid structure conception and vertical take off and landing systems.

'The first float of the vehicle was a controlled exercise during which all flight systems were operating. The procedure was completed successfully,' he said.

Aircraft experts are betting that the Aeroscraft vehicle with its advanced technology capabilities will transform the transportation of large and heavy cargoes.

It has the potential to support any number of the world™s equipment-dependent mega-projects and the industries that manage them – including wind energy, aerospace, fossil fuel extraction, highway construction, engineering and telecommunications.

 

International rescue: The silver-skinned Aeroscraft prototype sits in its hangar, where green light reflecting from it makes it look uncannily like Thunderbird Two

International rescue: The silver-skinned Aeroscraft prototype sits in its hangar, where green light reflecting from it makes it look uncannily like Thunderbird Two

 

A concept of the airship on the battlefield, where it could be used to transport tanks and soldiers directly onto the front line

A concept of the airship on the battlefield, where it could be used to transport tanks and soldiers directly onto the front line

The airship functions like a submarine, releasing air to rise and taking in air to descend, said Aeros mechanical engineer Tim Kenny.

It can take off vertically, like a helicopter, then change its buoyancy to become heavier than air for landing and unloading.

'It allows the vehicle to set down on the ground. And then when we want to become lighter than air, we release that air and then the vehicle floats and we can allow it to take off,' Mr Kenny said.

 

The radical design has been likened to that of Thunderbird 2

The radical design has been likened to that of Thunderbird 2

 

The project has set abuzz the old hangars at the Marine Corps Air Station. 
 

The structures were built to hold blimps during the War. Now workers zip around in cherry-pickers, and the airship's silvery surface shines against the warm tones of the aging wood of the walls.

'You could take this vehicle and go to destinations that have been destroyed, where there's no ports, no runways, stuff like that,' said Mr Kenny

'This vehicle could go in there, offload the cargo even if there's no infrastructure, no landing site for it to land on, this vehicle can unload its whole payload. '

The finished version of the Aeroscraft - expected to be ready in three years - will be 450ft long and carry a payload of 66 tons at a speed of 120 knots, up to 18,000ft with a range of 3000 nautical miles.

That could revolutionise air transport, opening up remote areas where there is practically no other means of access.

It could carry relief supplies for victims in disaster areas, heavy oil-extraction equipment to northern Canada's tar sands, huge turbines to remote wind farms and, of course, heavy military equipment to battlefields worldwide.

 

 

Fill 'er up: At 77m (250ft) in length, the prototype Aeroscraft is just half the size of the final model, but has been built with the same rigid structure, flight control systems and landing gear

Fill 'er up: At 77m (250ft) in length, the prototype Aeroscraft is just half the size of the final model, but has been built with the same rigid structure, flight control systems and landing gear

 

The 'skeleton' of the airship being built in California

The 'skeleton' of the airship being built in California

 

The key breakthrough has been the development of an internal system for managing ballast.

Previous airships have been held back by the need to weigh them down or tie them up while cargo is unloaded, lest they are suddenly carried away on the breeze.

But the Aeroscraft's internal ballast management system gives its operators the ability to control the aircraft's buoyancy by compressing the helium inside its tanks and replacing it with normal air to bring down to the ground.

Once cargo has been loaded, the airship can rise by re-releasing the compressed helium into its containment tanks, making it again lighter than air, then using turbo-prop engines to control its direction.

Because of this revolutionary system, Aeroscraft needs no airfield to operate, only a cleared area large enough for it to vertically take off and land, and enough labour on hand to unload the cargo.

 

Limited: Conventional airships are held back by the need for infrastructure that can enable ground crews to fill them with ballast as they are unloaded to stop them from floating away on the breeze

Limited: Conventional airships are held back by the need for infrastructure that can enable ground crews to fill them with ballast as they are unloaded to stop them from floating away on the breeze

 

 

Internal ballast: The Aeroscraft, by contrast, is able to control its buoyancy using an internal ballast management system which means it can land anywhere that there is space to touch down

Internal ballast: The Aeroscraft, by contrast, is able to control its buoyancy using an internal ballast management system which means it can land anywhere that there is space to touch down

Mr Pasternak, 48, told Gizmag: 'The advantage is you don™t need ground infrastructure. You can fly anywhere, you can land anywhere, you don™t need any ballast, you don™t need any ground crew.'

The airship has long been a 'dream machine' for visionary inventors.

AEROSCRAFT FACTS

  • Top speed: 120 knots
  • Range: 3,000 nautical miles
  • Ceiling: 18,000ft
  • Cargo capacity: 66 tons

Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin built the first airship in 1900 as a weapon for Germany. The 'Graf Zeppelin' was developed by Dr Hugo Eckener, who flew it around the world in 21 days in 1929.

This powerful symbol of German might was adopted by the Nazis, who funded the creation of the largest airship yet, the Hindenburg.

However, on May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg burst into flames on a trip to the US, having been filled with patriotic German hydrogen instead of American helium.

 

The future: An artist's impression shows how the Aeroscraft might look as it picks up cargo from a distribution centre. Finished models will carry 66 tons over a distance of 3,000 nautical miles at 120 knots

The future: An artist's impression shows how the Aeroscraft might look as it picks up cargo from a distribution centre. Finished models will carry 66 tons over a distance of 3,000 nautical miles at 120 knots

 

The ship could also be used for major construction projects such as building large pipes, as it does not require a runway to land

The ship could also be used for major construction projects such as building large pipes, as it does not require a runway to land

But Ukrainian-born Mr Pasternak says that his design for a rigid airship is miles apart from the disastrous versions of the early 20th Century.

He told Gizmag: 'From the structure stand point, all of us are familiar with the Hindenburg and Zeppelin designs.

'This is different. We built a space frame that sits inside of the vehicle and around the frame we built a rigid cell. The function of the rigid cell is to have it work with the aerodynamic laws. It™s a very simple approach.

'It also allows us to build vehicles very rapidly. When you™re talking about the production of vehicles, you need the ability to build number of them in a short term and with the frames you can do this.'

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Mark Anthony Taylor, Frankfurt, United Kingdom, 1 year ago

Idea target for a ground based laser system.

 

 

 

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Arthur Aspirin, Kardashianstan, 1 year ago

Could of been sure there was a tv program about this couple of years ago and the UK was doing this first and they was looking for funding from american military. Looks like the tech has been copied and nicked just like 3d printing we did first but it's the rest of the world getting on with it now while we are left behind. - mark25yorkshire , doncaster, United Kingdom ~~~~~~~~ Another example of embarrassingly awful written English. What the heck are our schools teaching these days?

 

 

 

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mark25yorkshire, doncaster, United Kingdom, 1 year ago

Could of been sure there was a tv program about this couple of years ago and the UK was doing this first and they was looking for funding from american military. Looks like the tech has been copied and nicked just like 3d printing we did first but it's the rest of the world getting on with it now while we are left behind.

 

 

 

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johnrs67, norwich, United Kingdom, 1 year ago

Every one negative, Can some one please find the Navigator, he's around here somewhere.

 

 

 

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tonythetap, gloucester, 1 year ago

pop it goes when a missile hits it,what a load of rubbish,windy in windy out,waste of money

 

 

 

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tonythetap, gloucester, 1 year ago

pop it goes when a missile hits it,what a load of rubbish,windy in windy out,waste of money

 

 

 

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dgladys, Watford, 1 year ago

"Oh yeah great. If this goes to passenger mode imagine being crammed into this with a few hundred more members of the general public for even longer. More time to have to suffer the flatulence, body odour, gibbering, snoring and everything else from the general public that makes air travel so awful. Remember the bigger the crowd you are in, the greater the odds there will be someone in that crowd that will completely ruin your day. 

- Totally Fed Up, Edinburgh, 30/1/2013 22:31" 

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Christopher, London, 1 year ago

Wow that will be so difficult for the enemy to hit! After all its so small and quick and agile! NOT. It will be so slow and cumbersome you will be able to hit it with rocks!

 

 

 

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Kuri, UK, 1 year ago

Didn't I read somewhere that 66 tons is about the weight of one large tank? And how about spending more money on NOT going to war? Or would that put too many US jobs at risk?

 

 

 

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robert christie, bedford, Namibia, 1 year ago

Seems like a great concept BUT at the mercy of wind speed/direction .As with all predictions particularly the yanks the people and companys who earn a living from the project have NO interest in making public the downside of the concept .Are they going into space to find the gas required ? ?

 

 

 

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