Personal Airship Collaborative BUILD StudioACTIVE as of 2015

Join the "Airshippers"

Airship lovers and leaders are needed to take over this project and build a prototype with my support. It has been four years without activity so I'm willing to hand it over to someone more dynamic.. "Discussion Tabs" are enabled for the public to make suggestions. (But this main page is locked)
Animation of SkyBoat Personal Airship
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The SkyBoat design has been designed and developed in the online 3D virtual world called Second Life as well as being physically developed in real life.

Here's a video showing the new mock up of the real life SkyBoat Gondola.

This is a "lifting-body" blimp. Aerovehicles is gone but their design, now called the P791, is being developed by mega-monopoly LockMart for military usage. That is doing us civilian wannabe airshippers no good at all! [P791 flight video ]
A smaller, prettier lifting body dirigible is being designed on this SkyBoat wiki site for a Personal SkyBoat (TM). It can cost much less than ten thousand dollars for do-it-yourselfers to get airborne with our UltraLight airship.! No [[#|pilot license]] nor aircraft certification is necessary to fly an UltraLight airship and that saves many [[#|thousands]] of dollars and months of time toward the cost of flying.
Safety demands that the airshipper gets flight training and has a mechanic inspect his air vessel before First Flight.

Advantages of Lifting-body Design
  • Can slow down to drop out of the sky and [[#|perform]] a "heavy" landing under firm control.
  • Can taxi heavily on the ground without needing the [[#|assistance]] of an airship ground crew of [[#|handlers]].
  • Can be designed to be smaller and [[#|faster]] with less drag than a [[#|standard]] dirigible.
  • Doesn't need an expensive wind-protection hanger because it can be tethered outside like an airplane.
  • In short, the TCO of a lifting body, Total Cost of Operation, may be one-half of the [[#|standard]] airship TCO!

This Skyboat Wiki owner is Allen Meece, [[#|EMAIL]] Navigaiter(at)