Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Standard-Examiner: Ogden Blimp May Be Patrolling By Christmas

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night nor public ridicule nor FAA regulations will stay this helium-filled crime fighter from the swift completion of its appointed rounds

For the sake of archival completeness we'll make note of this morning's Tim Gurrister story, which reports that Chief Greiner's crime fighting blimp, (which we've affectionately dubbed "Quiet Earp,") originally intended for an April 2011 launch date, has been held up by infernal federal government red tape; but "could begin patrolling Ogden's airspace in time for Christmas," according to a very sanguine Chief Jon Greiner:
As an added bonus, we'll provide a link to the manufacturer's hyperblimp.com website, where you can view a short video clip of the "hyperblimp" in action:
Pretty cool technology actually, don'tcha think?

10 comments:

Ray said...

On Donner, On Blitzen, On Greiner, On Godfrey...

rudizink said...

On Donner, On Blitzen, On Greiner, On Godfrey...

rudizink said...

On Donner, On Blitzen, On Greiner, On Godfrey...

Ray said...

On Donner, On Blitzen, On Greiner, On Godfrey...

Danny said...

The blimp video has some beautiful photography of Monument Valley.

One the whole, this seems innocent enough, and I like the fact that it's helping WSU.

The problem is, we not only know we cannot trust Godfrey and Greiner, we know that we can often trust them to be corrupt. 

It will be good when at least one of them is gone.  Then, issues like this blimp can be discussed as they should be, among people acting in good faith.

Althepal said...

How funny it is, that Ogden's own Chief of Police Blimp is promoting this technology.

althepal said...

How funny it is, that Ogden's own Chief of Police (a Human Blimp)  is promoting this technology.

FlunkedEnglish said...

Daniel Geery of Salt Lake City is a/the major player in the blimp.  Background as an elementary school teacher.  Imagine how awesome this guy would be at 5th grade science?

rudizink said...

Great to see ya's back posting here on WCF, Flunked English!

LibertyinUtah said...

It see's you when your sleeping. I knows when you're awake...

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