Re: Airships Return

Wesley Schwein (
Wed, 17 Sep 1997 13:54:07 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 16 Sep 1997, Rick Knight wrote:

> A question I have about the lumbering airships. Could they capably
> share the airspace with the prop and turbine powered craft already up
> there?

I imagine airships will only become common when the fossil fuels on which
prop and turbine aircraft depend starts to skyrocket in price, making
conventional aircraft an expensive luxury.

I can further see governments trying to reserve fuel supplies for the use
of their militaries; no sense letting the pace of warfare slow down...
Still, flying battleships would have a certain Victorian appeal.