Date: 31 Mar 2001 16:43:15 From: R J Carpenter <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: 1 2
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Janne Salonen wrote: > One interesting alternative could in time be provided by airships, once > they can establish themselves. They should be able to offer much more > comfortable but slower flights than turbojets, and be more fuel > economical. IMO, anything that flies only a few thousand feet above the ground, and at low speed, is not going to succeed. Low altitude weather would be a severe problem, and flying at only a few times frequently-encountered wind velocities would make schedules unreliable.