BBC TOP GEAR programme took to the skies in 2009 when James May climbed onboard the worlds only Airship Caravan - yes you read it correctly an Airship Caravan. The Lindstrand HS110 airship envelope used in that programme has been locked away since the filming and this is the first time it has been inflated since those flights.
The aim of the days inflation was to check 3 different airships with the aim of restoring them to flying condition.
video of Airship 1 focus's on Envelope Technology [ссылка удалена]-mdSVUq0e_8
Video of Airship 2 takes a closer look at the gondola technology [ссылка удалена]
if you would like to see the full HD footage used in the Top Gear Episode, follow this link [ссылка удалена]
You can meet the pilot and engineer and hear the background story to how the caravan was constructed and tested in a how its made video [ссылка удалена]