US Lighter Than Air Corp. (US-LTA) is the manufacturer of the 138S
blimp, one of the very few blimps
operating with a single engine and inverted-Y tail surfaces. The 138S
is type certified and can thus carry out commercial operations. While
airship #002 was lost in an accident, the prototype #001 was deflated
in 1997 after standing idle for several months. US-LTA has
performed operations as recently as Fall 1995 for the Applied Physics
Laboratory at the University of Washington, the U.K. Ministry of
Defence, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) and a host
of others. US-LTA have logged over 2000 hours in this field under a
broad range of circumstances and payloads up to 3200 lbs.
US-LTA 138S #002 promoting Pizza Hut.
For more information please visit the
US-LTA Web Site
contact US-LTA directly.