When and where can I see the Goodyear Airship over Sussex? Brighton News

This is when you will be able to see an iconic airship over the south coast today.

For the first time in over 10 years, the Goodyear Blimp returns to the UK and will fly over Sussex from Calais.

The airship is known around the world for providing aerial coverage of the most watched sporting and entertainment events, ranging from the FA Cup Finals at Wembley to Live Aid.

The Argus: Flightradar24 tracks the progress of the airship.  Credit: Flightradar24Flightradar24 follows the progress of the airship. Credit: Flightradar24

Weather permitting, the Goodyear airship will arrive in the country above Hastings, before flying along the south coast.

The flight path will pass over Eastbourne, Brighton, Worthing, Portsmouth and Southampton, before heading inland over Winchester, Horsham, Royal Tunbridge Wells and finally Dover.

Fast facts on the Goodyear airship:


The Goodyear Blimp is 82 meters long (246 feet) – the equivalent of nearly 17 of London’s famous “black taxis”.

Envelope size

The airship’s envelope is filled with 297,527 cubic feet of helium. Its capacity could hold the equivalent of 207 million golf balls or 3.5 Olympic swimming pools.


The Goodyear airship typically flies between 1,000 and 1,500 feet (333 to 500 meters), which means it can reach altitudes more than three times the height of the London Eye.


The Goodyear airship has a top speed of 73 miles per hour, as fast as a Category 1 hurricane.

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