Unfortunately it appears that due to the bad weather
the blimp will not make it to Boston to join the fundraising events
for the Tea Party donation day. Instead, the organizers say it
will spend Sunday in another early-primary state, South Carolina,
at a TeaParty07 rally in Columbia.
The project, initiated by independent Ron Paul supporter
Trevor Lyman who was on board the blimp this morning for the take
off, succeeded in raising its target of $200,000 last week, ensuring
the flights could go ahead.
The blimp that will be used is one of the largest
in the world at 197 feet long and over 66 feet high. It carries
a ground crew of 15-20 along with 2 primary pilots. 12 passengers
can be carried during any one flight. The passengers have been
chosen from Ron Paul supporters, veterans, charities, dignitaries
and the media.
At time of writing no major mainstream media outlet
has reported on the flight of the blimp.