Good Year blimp landing area.

Goodyear Blimp Base

Field review by the editors.

Carson, California

You might get a little jaded about the wondrous spectacle of lighter-than-air flight if you saw a blimp every morning. And every evening. And at various other times every day. That's the situation around Gardena and Carson, where Goodyear operates a blimp base.

The airfield is currently home to one blimp, the 246 ft. long Spirit of America. The helium-filled craft putters across the skies of Los Angeles, part of the rubber company's fleet. The blimps act as highly visible brand ambassadors, but also as for-rent aerial vantage points for sports and entertainment events.

The airfield is 27 acres of mostly... field, which makes sense if the wind isn't cooperating during a landing.

Visitors can request a tour via the web site. Goodyear operates two others bases in Florida and Ohio.

Goodyear Blimp Base

Goodyear Blimp Base Airport

19200 Main St., Carson, CA
Just east of the junction of I-405 and I-110, and just west of Victoria Links Golf Course.
Visible from the 405. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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