Luxury Air Travel

Published On May 9, 2015 | By Jeff Norgate | Jeff Norgate

Looks like fine dining, and it was.  That’s not an ocean liner or a fancy restaurant, that’s the dining room on the airship Hindenburg.  The ship was designed to fly with helium gas, but a shortage of helium forced the operators of Hindenburg to use hydrogen as a lifting gas.  Hindenburg had flown throughout 1936 and made several trans-ocean trips.  The Graf Zeppelin, also hydrogen filled, had been in the air for a decade, logging thousands of trouble free miles.  However, the dream of the passenger airship crashed with Hindenburg on May 6, 1937.  Have a listen to this radio bulletin of the event.  Hindenburg 2

Join me next Saturday, May 16, as Don Rickles tells you about, “insult comedy”, Charles Lindbergh flies solo, and we’ll remember Eddie Arnold.

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