Today is the anniversary of the first flight of LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin on September 18, 1928.
The new ship lifted off at 3:32 PM under the command of Hugo Eckener, and flew a little over three hours before returning to its base in Friedrichshafen.
For more information about the Graf Zeppelin, visit:
- Graf Zeppelin History
- Graf Zeppelin Construction, Design, and Technology
- Graf Zeppelin Interiors
- Graf Zeppelin Size, Speed, and other Statistics