After an absence of a decade, the bright blue Goodyear Blimp will be flying over London next week (29th-30th June).

It’s a giant floating advert for something most of us don’t really care about, and yet, it’s the sort of advert that makes people smile and point at it in delight.

The last time it was over London was in 2011, as part of the cultural olympiad in the year ahead of London 2012.

Weather permitting, the Goodyear Blimp will fly over from France in the morning of Saturday 26th June to hover over Brands Hatch for the BTCC races taking place there, and then looping around parts of Kent, including flypasts over Folkestone, Ashford, and Rochester over the weekend.

It’ll return to Calais each evening.

It will then head over central London next Tuesday and Wednesday (29th & 30th June).

The Goodyear Blimp is officially Zeppelin LZ N07-101, a 75-metre long semi-rigid airship, should you be using an online flight tracker (aircraft registration DLZFN) to see where it is or follow their Twitter account for updates.

(c) Goodyear


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  1. Jim Harte says:

    I’m pretty sure it was in London during the Olympics as I took a photo of it and moved to London September 2011

  2. Douglas Burns says:

    What time will it leave France ?

    estimate arrival at Brands Hatch ?

  3. Douglas Burns says:

    About what time do you expect to get to Brands hatch

    • ianVisits says:

      I am not going to Brands Hatch, but if you mean what time is the Blimp expected to be there, then I refer you to my reply above.

  4. Steve nye says:

    Where does the good year blimp go tonight after flying over London today,has it gone back to France tonight,when will maidstone see it again.

  5. Kevin Kindleysides says:

    The blimp was flying West along the South Coast today. Passed over Bognor Regis about 1330hrs then on to Portsmouth.

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