Airlander world’s longest aircraft, takes its first successful flight.
Airship Airlander giant helium-filled hybrid airplane/airship, takes off for first time, around the British countryside.
The £25million 302ft-long, hybrid airship aircraft, that’s part plane, part helicopter, part airship, finally takes to the skies.
Watch its maiden voyage at the Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire:
Airlander 10 makes maiden voyage from Cardington Sheds in Bedfordshire. pic.twitter.com/Z4tN8Gnj5z
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