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CHAPTER Page 1 Beginnings and balloons
The first dirigibles
Count Zeppelin and the rigid airship
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Admiralty aeroplanes Air Ministry aircraft airmen Alcock and Brown altitude American Atlantic Ballantyne ballast balloon became blimps bows British Rigid Airship captain carried CHAPTER clouds command control-cabin craft crew crew-members crossing cubic ft dirigible Drew East Fortune elevator engine-car engines envelope final flew flight flown flying ft long fuel gasbags German girders gondola Graf Zeppelin ground ground-crew hangar helium Hindenburg hot air Howden Hugo Eckener hull hydrogen Inchinnan journey keel landing later Lieutenant Shotter lift Luck Maitland Major Cooke Major Pritchard Major Scott miles Mineola mooring Naval nearly never Newfoundland non-rigid non-rigid airship North Sea nose o'clock officers operated parachute passengers petrol pilot possible propellers Pulham reached repairs Rigid Airship Royal Aeronautical Society safely Santos-Dumont Science Museum ship ship's sight soon speed streamlined Sunbeam Maori trail rope transatlantic U.S. Navy valve vessel voyage walking-way water-ballast weather weight wind wireless