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Jake Herron

Jake Herron, Online Editor

Jake Herron is majoring in Media Studies with a minor in Mass Media Production and a social media certificate at The University of Akron.

A three-time Best of SNO Award winner, he is a feature writer for The Buchtelite and also oversees online operations for the publication, including its website, social media accounts and the weekly E-Edition. Jake is also a member of WZIP and ZTV.

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All content by Jake Herron
Wingfoot Three soars over the countryside east of Akron moments after taking off from Wingfoot Lake.

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September 12, 2018
The ruins of the Rubber Bowl as seen from Wingfoot Three.

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September 12, 2018
This specially-built mooring truck is one of the several support vehicles that follows the Goodyear blimp wherever it goes. The large mast hooks to the nose of the airship and keeps it grounded when not in flight. The airship can also  be moved on the ground by this truck.

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September 12, 2018
Goodyear pilot Jerry Hissem maintains a steady approach as Wingfoot Three prepares to land at the airship base.

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September 12, 2018
Wingfoot Three leaves the hangar moments before the milestone of its maiden flight is completed.

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September 12, 2018
Wingfoot Three flies directly over Akron’s Ellet neighborhood.

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September 12, 2018
The city of Akron as viewed from Wingfoot Three. Goodyear’s global headquarters can be seen near the center of the photo. Downtown Akron is visible further in the distance.

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September 12, 2018
Wingfoot Three flies over the Akron Airdock at Akron Executive Airport. The massive facility was once home to the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation, where many airships were built for the U.S. Navy during the 1930s.

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September 12, 2018
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