JOPLIN, Mo. — About 2:45 PM Sunday afternoon one of the vessels in the Goodyear Blimp Fleet floated over Jasper County and landed at Joplin Regional Airport. It was Wingfoot 3, tail number N3A. We were tipped off by our longtime friend, Ray Foreman, KODE 12 Chief Meteorologist.
According to the filed flight plan N3A was at 2,700 feet and flying at 60 mph over Jasper County.
Do you remember when the Mayflower Goodyear Blimp visited Joplin Regional Airport? 1978 we believe when shortly afterwards it was destroyed in a windstorm. Here is an image from that Joplin visit 42 years ago.
You can download the FREE FlightAware Flight Tracker APP we used to track and find the data on Wingfoot 3.
Final destination is Los Angeles. Later Sunday it will refuel at Lawton, Oklahoma.