Unmanned Airship Flight Operations

Galaxy Unmanned Systems L.L.C. is a pioneer in unmanned airship flight operations. Prior to the 2007 FAA United States National Airspace System (US NAS) shutdown, Galaxy flew our 35ft, 60ft, 75ft and various other airships all over the U.S. The map below provides a look at a few places we have flown, including our reach beyond the United States.

This interactive Google map can be expanded to a larger map for easier navigation. Be sure to check out the descriptions for each location along with the attached pictures and videos! Bear in mind that digital technology was not cheap back then, so Galaxy didn’t always capture our adventures with the best quality video (especially when the operations were rugged or the mission objectives were not video-centric).

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Part Two: Spirit of Dallas

This article is the second part of a multi-part series, Part One: ‘The Path of the Spirit’ can be found at the following link: http://www.suasnews.com/2012/04/14724/galaxy-airships-flying-a-cineflex-in-2008/

Having conducted numerous flight trials at the Dallas Executive Airport, Galaxy Blimps LLC was ready to demonstrate for ESPN that they could provide a new and compelling video feed for their NHRA broadcast. This feed was to be “Goodyear Blimp”-like HD aerial video from points around the track, and was theoretically no different than other airship feed that had been provided by blimps in the past; with three major differences. Continue reading “Part Two: Spirit of Dallas”

Part One: The path of the spirit…

The year was 2008, and after almost a decade of escalating research and development two brothers were poised to launch a new platform for delivering high definition broadcast quality imagery utilizing a very old technology. The path to launching this Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) goes back much further than just these two brothers.

It actually started back in the days where the first Remote Control (RC) proportional transmitters began to replace the Dean’s reed systems RC transmitters back in the 60s. A man named Ted White looked to make his hobby a profession by contributing not only his RC piloting skills to manufacturers of these new radios, but to help produce them as well. Continue reading “Part One: The path of the spirit…”