The 'gondola' for this ultralight personal airship must be ultra simple: a seat, a footrest, an instrument panel and handlebars to move the dynamic flight controls. The seat must be supported by a bracket fixed to the vertical, aluminum downspout, mast of the airship frame. At the reinforced bottom of the mast is the pneumatic tire landing gear which cushions the shock of landing.

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Gas-electric generator is under the sound absorbing seat in this simple 'gondola,' to use the traditional term for the pilots place in the airship. Design by Allen Meece drawn by Meg Madrigal.