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BBC airship lands here


Perry-Foley Airport received some guests from across the pond last week, when the scientific team behind the airship Cloud Lab, along with the BBC film crew documenting their journey, visited the airport on their way over Florida as they began a month-long trek across the United States.

The airship, described as the world’s largest, had a short stop-over at the airport Wednesday, Sept. 25, on its way to Gulf Shores, Ala., drawing several onlookers to the facility.

PHOTO: Ground crew maneuvered the blimp Cloud Lab at Perry-Foley Airport during a brief stop-over in Perry last week while on their way to Gulf Shores, Ala. The airship, which is on a cross-country trip to perform scientific experiments on the atmosphere, landed briefly here Sept. 25, garnering a number of onlookers. The month-long journey is being documented by a BBC film crew for an upcoming series set to air in the United Kingdom next year.

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