blimp http://wwno.org en A Thousand Feet Up In The DIRECTV Blimp http://wwno.org/post/thousand-feet-directv-blimp <p></p><p></p><p>The DIRECTV blimp is never deflated.</p><p>With much of its crew of eighteen following along in a van, the blimp travels from site to site across the eastern half of the country by flying. It really only touches down for more than a few hours at a time once a year, to get a tune up at a hangar in Smyrna, TN.</p><p>The rest of the time, the blimp is above some of the most major sporting events in the country, including this year's Super Bowl here in New Orleans.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:19:59 +0000 Jason Saul 28337 at http://wwno.org