LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.
But don't fret. The cigar-shaped thing most people have seen floating over sports events will still be there.
It just won't be, technically, a blimp.
The nation's three Goodyear blimps are being replaced by larger semi-rigid dirigibles. Goodyear's Priscilla Tasker says its brand new design.
Such a craft differs from a blimp in that the big, helium-filled balloon that carries it aloft won't go flat when the gas is drained.