NORAD’s aerostat drifts away; Goodyear floats a little humor

The Goodyear Blimp Twitter account weighed in on breaking news of a military aircraft that had broken free from its mooring.

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It was an aerostat, not a blimp—but let’s not let that fact get in the way of a good story.

On Wednesday, #Blimp trended worldwide on Twitter after a runaway

military surveillance aerostat—resembling a blimp—broke free from its anchor at an Army post in Maryland.

The social media team in charge of @GoodyearBlimp’s account was ready with advice:

One piece of advice for #JLENS: Flying airships is always better with a pilot.

— Goodyear (@GoodyearBlimp) October 28, 2015

Goodyear Blimp’s team also showed off a bit:

We can report that both Goodyear Blimps are accounted for and safely operating. Godspeed, #JLENS.

— Goodyear (@GoodyearBlimp) October 28, 2015

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