One of the largest airships took off from Prague, due to the weather ZF canceled the flight to Jablonec
On Friday, the airship is heading west from Prague, and on Saturday north.
(updated 9/18 8:52 AM) One of the largest airships in the world will present itself over a number of Czech cities on Saturday. The Zeppelin NT (New Technology) model appeared in the Czech Republic as part of the ZF campaign, which has several plants for the production of parts for the automotive industry. Adverse weather eventually forced the organizers to change their plans.
The airship appeared in the Czech Republic last week, when it flew over from Bavarian Straubing to Katowice, Poland. On Wednesday then from Wroclaw, Poland, she flew via Liberec to Prague, from where he will start flying over the cities where ZF has its plants today.
An airship leaves from Letňany Airport in Prague at 9 o’clock. After a few years over Prague, they will head over Pilsen and Klášterec nad Ohří and return to Letňany. On Saturday she was to fly north: over Jablonec nad Nisou and Stará Boleslav. But that will not happen in the end. “The weather is fickle and unfortunately will not allow us to reach the flight over Stará Boleslav and Jablonec nad Nisou. However, if the weather conditions allow us, we will try to reach at least afternoon flights over Prague, “ list the company on your Facebook profile.
The airship measures 75 meters, has a semi-reinforced construction and is fully non-flammable helium. The airship has a capacity of 12 passengers. It floats with engines and a helium balloon and can stand in the air in place just like a helicopter. Zeppelin floats with a static gravity of about 350 kg. It takes off using three engines. The average flight speed is approximately 100 km / h (max. 125 km / h) depending on the strength and direction of the wind. Zeppelin can ascend to an altitude of up to 3,000 meters. The usual altitude for aeronautics is approximately 300 meters above the surface.
It is made in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance. There are currently only six Zeppelin NT airships worldwide, two of which are “anchored” at ZF’s Lake Constance plant in Germany.
Zeppelin ZF flights can be observed on FlightRadar24, which shows the location of the airship on the map in that case. All you have to do is enter the identification number “DLZNT” assigned to the ZF airship into the application.