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Today in history: LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin at Washington and New York

ShareIt was the first commercial Atlantic crossing by air, operated by the famous airship LZ-127 “Graf Zeppelin”. The flight departed Friedrichshafen, Germany 11 October 1928 and after only four days, on 15 October 1928 the airship reached the USA. Coming … Continue reading

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Zeppelin LZ-129 Hindenburg crash cover from May 6, 1937

ShareFlying from Frankfurt, Germany to Lakehurst, NJ, USA, zeppelin LZ-129 HINDENBURG carried on the 1st North America Flight 1937 a total of 8 mail bags containing 17,609 cards, covers and parcels. When approaching Lakehurst, the airship burst into flames. Only … Continue reading

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Zeppelin LZ-5, Z-II strands at Weilburg, 100 years ago

Share 100 years ago, on April 25, 1910, German airship Zeppelin LZ-5, which was also known as military airship Z-II, stranded at Weilburg and was completely destroyed. Contemporary newspaper reports about that crash can be found here: http://www.weilburg-lahn.info/zeppelin/z2_3.htm And if … Continue reading

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LZ-130 Graf Zeppelin II – Rare Colour Footage

ShareRare colour footage of the Graf Zeppelin II over Friedrichshafen in 1938, filmed by Goodyear Engineer Harold G. Dick. From the documentary “Hindenburg Disaster: Probable Cause.” The documentary mistook this footage as color footage of the Hindenburg. This is the … Continue reading

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100 years of Swiss aviation

ShareYesterday (March 10), 100 years ago: The first motor driven airplane took off from Switzerland. A Wright biplane brought in by train flew for five minutes over the frozen St. Moritzersee in Switzerland. The plane was piloted by Paul Engelhard. … Continue reading

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100 Zeppelin Letters, congratulations Bob!

ShareBob Wilcsek published in the Airpost Journal, the monthly pblication of the American Airmail Society, his 100th Zeppelin Letter. His first Zeppelin Letter column in the Airpost Journal was published in June 1992 and Bob continuesly fed his readership with … Continue reading

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Briefmarkenmesse Friedrichshafen Zeppelin Study Group Treffen

ShareHallo Zeppeliner! am Sonntag, den 17. Januar 2010, trifft sich die ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP anlässlich der Briefmarkenmesse in Friedrichshafen, Deutschland. Hier nun die Einzelheiten zu unserem Treffen: Wir treffen uns um 14 Uhr 30 im Zeppelin-Hangar in Friedrichshafen. Zeppelin Hangar … Continue reading

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Today in history: LZ-127 departs for Chicago World’s Fair

ShareToday (October 26) in 1933, LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin departs Akron for Chicago’s “A Century of Progress” World’s Fair and returns after a brief landing at Chicago.

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ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL press recognition

ShareThe special issue of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL about the zeppelin mail forgeries (http://www.ezep.de/zpj/2009ibra.html) gets national and international press recognition: The current issue of the Stamp Magazine from England is featuring the forgeries story. The story appears in their printed … Continue reading

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BEIJING 2009 AEROPEX – Last day for application

Share This is a reminder that application for the international airmail show BEIJING 2009 AEROPEX ends on Saturday, October 10, 2009. This is today or tomorrow, where ever you are at the moment. If you want to apply for exhibiting … Continue reading

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