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Tarzan
12-27-2007, 07:48 AM
The Blimp is on its way to Florida. Today is December 27th and we will try to keep you advised as to the Blimp's route. You can watch the live video feed... a bit intermittent at times... but working... and the Blimp's position via GPS and Google Maps.

Weather along the route WILL be an issue and the route may change due to weather. But, we will try to give you estimates of when the Blimp is expected overhead in certain cities. This will NOT be a complete blow by blow.

For estimates of Flyover times at certain cities please visit the blog at:
Ron Paul Blimp Blog (http://www.ronpaulblimp.com/blog/)

For the Live Feed from JustinTV go here:
Live Feed from the Blimp (http://www.justin.tv/ronpaulblimp/)

http://ronpaulideas.com/images/signatureblimp.png (http://RonPaulBlimp.com/)

FreeTraveler
12-27-2007, 07:52 AM
What airport will the Blimp be at for Jan 1 & 2? We'll be traveling through the area and would like to assist with the landing after the Capital One bowl game in Orlando.

Tarzan
12-27-2007, 08:05 AM
What airport will the Blimp be at for Jan 1 & 2? We'll be traveling through the area and would like to assist with the landing after the Capital One bowl game in Orlando.

The actual airports will not be released as per instructions from AMS. Media rides will be conducted from the airports... but, the media will need to be escorted by airport security.

As for the grassroots there will be arranged rallies at which the Blimp will make a low hover visit (as allowed and appropriate). The first event is in Jacksonville. Please see the blog for the complete post.

thanks
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bucfish
12-27-2007, 08:06 AM
Hooray a new day for the blimp! I hope the infighting slows down and people will soon see the blimp for all the good it can bring to spreading the name and word of RP.

Jax here comes the Blimp!!!

Matt Collins
12-27-2007, 09:36 AM
Yes - I will be in Orlando too.

When can I see it?

Tarzan
12-27-2007, 11:22 AM
Due to headwinds the Pilot is taking a route directly toward Savannah then Jacksonville. There will not be an overflight of Fayetteville or other cities along 95. This change is to help keep the Blimp on schedule for the Jacksonville, FL event… sorry everyone!

http://ronpaulideas.com/images/signatureblimp.png (http://RonPaulBlimp.com/)

kutibah
12-27-2007, 12:04 PM
Am I the only one here spending my time monitoring the Blimp via GPS? :P

haha this is fun =)

Ilhaguru
12-27-2007, 12:06 PM
Am I the only one here spending my time monitoring the Blimp via GPA? :P

haha this is fun =)

You mean GPS? Nope, you're not the only one wasting your time :D

shadow26
12-27-2007, 12:10 PM
You mean GPS? Nope, you're not the one wasting your time :D

GPS looks like it is 'stuck' again...should get interesting when the blimp draws up over Interstate 95 in an hour or so...

Real_CaGeD
12-27-2007, 12:10 PM
I am waiting for it to pass here in Nahunta Georgia.

Matt Collins
12-27-2007, 12:15 PM
Link to the GPS?

kutibah
12-27-2007, 12:16 PM
You mean GPS? Nope, you're not the only one wasting your time :D

I think the GPS has gone offline...Not updating for quite a while now

kutibah
12-27-2007, 12:17 PM
Link to the GPS?

http://www.ronpaulblimp.com/MapFull.php

jcims
12-27-2007, 12:49 PM
http://www.ronpaulblimp.com/MapFull.php

If you zoom out, you can see some of the meetups in the vicinity.

Ilhaguru
12-27-2007, 12:52 PM
GPS is back online.

shadow26
12-27-2007, 01:41 PM
Due to headwinds the Pilot is taking a route directly toward Savannah then Jacksonville. There will not be an overflight of Fayetteville or other cities along 95. This change is to help keep the Blimp on schedule for the Jacksonville, FL eventů sorry everyone!

http://ronpaulideas.com/images/signatureblimp.png (http://RonPaulBlimp.com/)

The blimp will be landing in Florence, SC to refuel...a heads up to the local media, if any?

Mckarnin
12-27-2007, 02:14 PM
The blimp should be in Florence in the next 15 minutes. Because of some low clouds the blimp will probably stop for the night about 40mi. north of Savannah.

pacelli
12-27-2007, 03:35 PM
The blimp should be in Florence in the next 15 minutes. Because of some low clouds the blimp will probably stop for the night about 40mi. north of Savannah.

Which media outlets have been contacted?

european
12-27-2007, 05:02 PM
heh the damn thing is going 60km/h :D the flying parallel of the highway 95 nice nice nice :)

Matt Collins
12-28-2007, 08:03 PM
Any details on Orlando?

Tarzan
12-28-2007, 08:05 PM
Any details on Orlando?

Everyone is welcome to view the Blimp in Orlando...
Unless you think it is a "bad idea" :p

The Blimp schedule and regular updates are available on the Blimp Blog.
Consult a competent computer user if you have problems find the link.

Matt Collins
12-28-2007, 09:07 PM
Everyone is welcome to view the Blimp in Orlando...
Unless you think it is a "bad idea" :pJust because I think it's a bad idea doesn't mean it isn't cool or catchy or that I don't want to see it. I just think our money could've been better spent elsewhere on more effective methods, that's all.


I'm actually looking forward to it.