||The Reference on Airships
This list is based on the article that appeared in the May-June 1994 issue
of Buoyant Flight, the bulletin of the Lighter-Than-Air Society. Great
thanks to Eric Brothers, the editor of Buoyant Flight.
Also check out this very complete
of Balloon Periodicals
maintained by Frank Wimler.
- This is the bi-monthly publication of the
British Balloon and Airship Club.
- This is the quarterly journal of the
Association in London, England. If you want to be up to
date about the airship industry and its development, Airship
is the journal that covers all relevant events and topics. The magazine
is free to members of the association. It features a very detailed UK
and World News section that covers most current developments in addition
to many comprehensive and revealing articles. All airship developers
who hold something of themselves communicate their progress to the Airship
Association and Airship is clearly the most comprehensive publication
about the airship industry.
The Airship Homebuilder
- This quarterly bulletin of airship design and history is published
by Jesse Blen "to present and analyze information both old and new, to save
time and uncertainty, and encourage safety and sensible innovation."
It is published in serial form, covering the design process step by
step, with an emphasis on one- and two-place Experimental category
helium airships. Subscriptions are US$10 in the USA and US$15 for
foreign destinations. For more information
contact the editor: Jesse Blen, The Airship Homebuilder,
Rt 2, Box 53-4, Elba, AL 36323, USA.
- Formerly known as Gasbag Journal,
is the quarterly magazine of the New Zealand Lighter Than Air Institute.
For reasons of efficiency AirshipWorld Journal is published jointly
with Aerostation, the magazine of the
Association of Balloon
and Airship Constructors.
The combined magazine is distributed free of charge to the members of
- Balloon Builders' Journal
- If you are interested in balloon construction or if you are
considering your own project, BBJ will tell you all you need to know
and carry you through many stages of the process. The journal features
articles on the many problems balloon homebuilders face. Unfortunately,
BBJ is no longer published as of early 1999 and back-issues are not
The Journal of the
Balloon Federation of
This is the largest circulation lighter-than-air publication in
the world. Cost is $45/year US, which also gets you a monthly 24-page
newsletter, Skylines. Subscription address is: P.O. Box 400, Indianola,
A well-illustrated, independent publication about sport ballooning. It
has featured articles on hot air airship operation and competition
in the past. It is published monthly and available for US$30 in the
USA, US$33 in Canada or Mexico, and for US$66 in other countries, sent
by airmail.The address is 2145 Dale Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95815.
- This is the bi-monthly bulletin of the
in Akron, Ohio, USA. It is distributed free of charge to members of the
Society. It is very good for information on both history and
actuality of airships and blimps.
The official newsletter of the
Naval Airship Association
is distributed free of charge to members.
This is a new "grass-roots" monthly magazine devoted
almost exclusively to ultralights. Its articles span
65 pages, mostly in black and white. It supposedly covers ALL
types of ultralights including powered parachutes,
rotaries, balloons, trikes and gliders.
If there are any publications covering airship topics that I missed,
so that I may add them to this list (email@example.com).