On 14th of March 1899 Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin took out a US patent for a ‘navigable balloon’. It became known as a Zeppelin airship.
Dr Nina Baker, took us on a journey on Thursday 10th of September, celebrating the work and influence of women engineers from the earliest innovators in flight with balloon technology, through to the Space Age.
“So, how did these graceful beasts fly?”
This was the largest peacetime operation of its day.
Orkney’s Aviation Festival got off to a flying start on Friday night, 12th of September, with the ‘Loganair’ talk from a well informed and humorous Robert Foden.