How Many Blimps Are There in the World?


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The exact number of blimps in the world is not known with complete accuracy. Van Wagner Aerial Media, a company that offers blimp advertising services, estimates that about 20 to 25 blimps exist as of Sept. 2014. Of these, 13 are in active use.

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How Many Blimps Are There in the World?
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Blimps are lighter than air vessels that have no rigid shape. A blimp only keeps its shape due the air pressure from the gas inside the structure. In most cases, the gas is helium. The main part of a blimp that does have a firm shape is the gondola. This is the cabin on the bottom of the blimp that holds the passengers.

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