I'm starting new thread as the HOOD Blimp seems to have been retired for the season. *( see HOOD Blimp thread--for the info leading into this topic).
The SNOOPY 2 blimp is at Mansfield AP during this weekend for the PGA Golf Tour-Deutsche Bank Championship from theTournament Players Club in NORTON. Snoopy 2 will also be around for the upcoming Patriots game over Foxboro. ScanBoston has put together a great list under the Hood thread and Ecps92 will be doing and update later tonight. Bill, Eric (wb1hbu) and myself spend a good day at the Mansfield AP. After setting up a listening "command" it was just over 1 hour before someone from the AP approached us to see what we were doing. After the usual "Gee whiz mister we just want to see the blimp " routine -- they let us be. A little after 1pm or so another AP looking guy was sitting at the table next to us-- after seeing the radios and cameras, he had the same questions. We had the same answers--but this time he turns and tells us that HE is with the Blimp crew. Well after the introductions he gives us some insight as to the whens and wheres they are flying as he is the video man hired for the live camera shots. Within 10 minutes we are in his van and are getting escorted into the AP and across the field to where Snoopy is parked. We get some nice close up shots and a little more info as to the operation. After some 20 minutes or so he lets us know that they are getting ready for take off and we need to go back to the public viewing area. A genuine nice guy helping out a couple of scanner enthusiasts !!!! We finish the day watching the blimp take off and in three minutes or so-- is floating over the PGA tournament. We did manage to find the blimp talking to its ground support on 121.950. Mission accomplished. He did say that another camera man was hired for the Patriots game but for you Foxboro guys--keep in the 121.95 and lets us know what you here.