Giant fin secured to Airlander in preparation for first flight

A giant fin has been craned into place on the world's largest aircraft ahead of its first flight over Bedfordshire.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 29th February 2016, 12:20 pm
Updated Monday, 29th February 2016, 12:24 pm
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Airlander is fitted with a fin ahead of its first flight PNL-160229-115837001

Work on the Airlander, at Hybrid Air Vehicles, will see the last of the major attachments - the fins and engines - completed in next few weeks.

The first fin was fitted in a matter of hours last week, using a crane usually used in rail engineering. The fin, measuring 9m by 11m, was secured to the hull with a series of cables and clamps.

Members of the public interested in viewing the airship in its Cardington Shed, can join the Airlander Club and apply for an exclusive hard-hat tour.

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Up until First Flight, £25 will buy a lifetime Founder Membership, after which time new memberships will become annual and benefits will be reduced.

For more information, go to www.hybridairvehicles.com/airlander-club

Airlander is fitted with a fin ahead of its first flight PNL-160229-115811001
Airlander is fitted with a fin ahead of its first flight PNL-160229-115823001
Airlander is fitted with a fin ahead of its first flight PNL-160229-115811001