Like the Goodyear blimp. Only for everything.
May 23, 2011 3:45 PM Subscribe
IF, tomorrow, the world switched to blimps from jets for all but emergency travel, how much fuel would we save?
posted by rileyray3000 to society & culture (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm reading an alternate history book where the development of the airplane happens but, for the most part, the world sticks with blimps. It's a slower, more comfortable world. Similar to the days of ship and rail travel. There's a few repeated mentions about the waste of fuel for "aeroplanes." I'm not one for chemistry or physics, but would there be a significant net fuel savings if the world went Blimp tomorrow?