Goodyear’s Wingfoot One is an example of the latest in Zeppelin technology. It is based at Pompano Beach and is 50 feet longer than the older blimps that people often saw in South Florida and at major sporting events. It is a semi-rigid airship that is easier to maneuver than the older blimps, according to Dan Smith of Goodyear. It has a semi-rigid frame structure inside a helium filled envelop. It is one of three Zeppelins that will replace the older blimps.
Recently Wingfoot One was a part of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. People could drop off toys, gift cards or money for the Toys for Tots program. They could see Wingfoot One up close. “We want to help underprivileged children. We want them to have a nice Christmas,” said Staff Sgt. Timothy Williams.