Thursday, August 29, 2013

This Bud's For You


Seen last weekend near Hagerstown, Maryland.
 
From the blimp website: “It’s been more than 10 years since a Budweiser blimp has taken flight, so when adults see our Designate a Driver blimp, we hope they’ll take our message to heart and either volunteer to be or use a designated driver.”
The blimp is making a 17 week tour this summer with stops in 25 cities to encourage the use of designated drivers'
The 130-foot airship can reach a top speed of 50 miles per hour but typically cruises at between 30 and 35 miles per hour at an altitude of 1,000 feet. It requires more than 69,000 cubic feet of helium to fully inflate the American-made blimp, and it takes a crew of 13, including a pilot, to operate and transport the airship throughout the tour.
A lucky shot - right place, right time!
Linking to Skywatch.

33 comments:

Linda said...

Excellent capture, Carletta! Great cause, too!

Linley S said...

Great capture Carletta, I hope the message gets through. We have a similar advertising campaign over here as it is just becoming far too prevalent now, people drinking and then driving. Certainly not worth the consequences.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Right time, right place, right photographer! (Just a little more than a lucky shot!)

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carietta Yes, these are great photos of the balloon. Lovely to see it.

Terri said...

Great captures Carletta~

MJ said...

Neat-o! I have never seen a real live blimp before. That is awesome.

Nancy said...

Obviously it was a beautiful day and I love the contrast of the blue and the red and I love the angle in that first shot....You really did a great job with these captures....

TexWisGirl said...

wow - a crew of 13 surprised me! neat!

Kerri Farley said...

That is so cool!!! and the message is one to LIVE by!

Betsy Adams said...

Great message about not driving when drinking...

Interesting info about the blimp.Thanks...

Great photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

don said...

A fine capture of this good looking blimp. The effort by Budweiser does some good I would hope.

Pat said...

Very cool! I'm going to keep my head up and look to see if it will be in my neighborhood! ;)

Red said...

I didn't realize this was so huge. So if somebody doesn't get the message they have got to be very short sighted in more ways than one.

Sylvia K said...

Love that colorful blimp!! What a great capture for the day, Carletta!! And what wonderful, clear blue skies!! Hope you have a great weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It's been a long time since I've seen a blimp high in the sky. Of course, it was a sporting event.

Great photos

HansHB said...

Great post, nice to study!

Leora said...

I don't know if the right people will actually get that message, but on the other hand, it sure is fun to see a blimp!

forgetmenot said...

Carletta, I've missed your posts !!! A blimp with a great message--wish more people would follow that advice. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

acreativeharbor.com said...

Fun photos ~ great shots! ~ carol, ^_^

Rose said...

I would love to see that....excellent capture.

Don Wood said...

Great shots and I love the message on the Blimp.

Carol said...

These are great fun shots!

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of the blimp, Carletta! I've never seen the Budweiser Blimp! Have a happy weekend!

Carver said...

Good message for the blimp.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice shot and interesting information. As far as it being a lucky shot I think luck is where preparation meets opportunity.

George said...

These are great shots of the blimp.

ladyfi said...

What fun shots!

Lew said...

You were down our way. Great capture. I did not see that blimp, but I did see Snoopy a few weeks ago.

Nicki said...

This has been the year of the blimp(s) for us - Snoopy, Minions from Miserable Me and one or two with miscellaneous advertisers. Great shots.

Heather said...

Great shot and an excellent message!

Laura said...

excellent photo... another alternative would be to just not drink... but I guess that would be in an alternative universe.

Wanda said...

Now that is up close and personal. Can almost reach out and touch it.

kelley jensen said...

that's cool! My grandson really liked these pictures.