The world's largest dirigible AND the only such craft in America on which you can book a flight. Naturally, Werner had to try it. Here's how he described the unique experience:

"It's quite different than a balloon or an airplane. It feels almost like parasailing. Sitting and walking around in a comfortable cabin with a 360 degree spectacular view of the landscape below, adds to the thrills of flying. "

 

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That's Lars Pentzak of Berlin piloting the 246 foot long Farmer's aircraft. It operates out of San Diego, California, though Lars and Werner were looking down at the Rock River near Elgin, Illinois.

 

I grew up in Akron, famous for the Goodyear Aerodrome and its flotilla of smaller blimps, but I never went up in one. Werner lives life to the fullest!