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News   September 22, 2016   by CARS Magazine

Goodyear blimp to visit Canada

1297879570197_originalGoodyear’s Blimp is returning to the Toronto area for the first time in nearly a decade.

The visit marks the first international expedition for Wingfoot Two, the newest blimp in the Goodyear fleet, and will include a flyover of Niagara Falls. The blimp will then proceed to Toronto to provide aerial coverage of the World Cup of Hockey and the Toronto Blue Jays.

“The blimp has such a powerful connection with those who see it and we are thrilled to be back in the Toronto area on this extended visit,” said Seth Klugherz, Goodyear’s North American director of marketing. “Through community integration and stunning aerial coverage, the blimp will leave a lasting impression on Canadian consumers – one that we intend to continue.”

Wingfoot Two will be stationed at Oshawa Executive Airport during its visit, which extends through October 2. Goodyear’s newest airship will appear at some of the biggest events and sites in the Toronto area and Niagara region during its trip with additional surprise appearances throughout its stay. Those who spot the Blimp can share photos on social media using the hashtag #TrueNorthBlimp.

Wingfoot Two is scheduled to cross the border into Canada on September 23 (weather permitting). Its flight plans include flyovers of some of Niagara’s landmarks including the Niagara River, Clifton Hill neighborhood and Ferris Wheel, Brock’s Monument, and Niagara-on-the-Lake before it proceeds to the Toronto area.

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