I recently had the pleasure of discussing airships as a guest host on The Rocketeer Minute, a podcast that devotes a segment to each minute of the 1991 Disney film The Rocketeer. You can listen to the podcast here.
The Rocketeer is 108 minutes of avgeek/Dieselpunk heaven featuring a fictional German airship called the LZ-130 Luxembourg, a Gee Bee, Howard Hughes, and tons of other 1930s aircraft.
Here is a short clip of the Rocketeer using his jetpack to fly to the zeppelin to rescue his sweetheart from
Errol Flynn some Nazi movie star who bears no resemblance to Errol Flynn:
The Rocketeer Minute is hosted by #avgeeks Hal Bryan of the Experimental Aircraft Association and Jim O’Kane, who also does The Airport Minute, a podcast featuring a minute-by-minute analysis of one of my all-time favorite films, Airport.
(And let me just say that any pilot who does not get choked up when Joe Patroni says, “That’s one nice thing about the 707. It can do everything but read the manual” needs to have his ticket lifted.)
It was an honor and a pleasure to chat with Hal and Jim about zeppelins.