The launch of Goodyear’s newest Blimp, Wingfoot Three, completes the Goodyear Blimp fleet.
Wingfoot Three was christened by Shaest Waiz, the youngest female to fly solo around the world in a single engine aircraft.
“Shaesta is an aviation pioneer, an inspiring role model and a passionate advocate of pursuing STEM education and careers,” said Goodyear Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President Richard J. Kramer. “Goodyear is proud to welcome Shaesta to the family of christeners of our iconic blimps.”
Waiz is the founder of Dreams Soar, Inc. a non-profit organization that promotes empowerment for young women through STEM education and aviation. During her flight, she participated in outreach events with more than 3,000 girls and boys.
Goodyear has built more than 300 lighter-than-air vehicles for public relations and defense applications since 1917.