The airship at Cardington. PIC: Future Vision Drone Services

In pictures: Airship 101 stops off at Cardington after flying over Bedford town centre

Bobby Frankham flew his airship 101 over the town

By Laura Hutchinson
Monday, 24th January 2022, 1:36 pm
Updated Monday, 24th January 2022, 1:56 pm

For the first time in years, an airship was seen in the skies above Bedford Town Centre.

Bobby Frankham flew his airship 101 over the town on Sunday (January 24) - after setting off from Santa Pod. The team refuled at Cardington Hangers, then headed back over Bedford.

After a refuel at Cardington Hangers, they headed back over Bedford.

Bobby described the flight as 'amazing' and said he plans to do more when the weather becomes sunnier.

The flight was a celebration of the final weeks of the Airships Dreams Escaping Gravity exhibition on display at The Higgins Bedford.

The exhibition was commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) and The Higgins to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the last flight of the R101 airship from Cardington on October 4, 1930.

Sadly, due to Covid-19 the exhibition was delayed and launched belatedly on July 10, 2021. The community co-curated exhibition is open until March 20, so there is still time to attend and learn more about airships.

To find out more please visit Too see more footage of the fight please follow Airship 101 on Facebook.

Did you take pictures of the airship? Send them to us at [email protected] and we'll add them to our gallery

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