ASSOCIATION OF BALLOON AND AIRSHIP CONSTRUCTORSThe Association of Balloon and Airship Constructors

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Founded1974 by George E. Wright, Jr

Purpose: To further the development of Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) flight by providing a forum for discussion of the history and technology of LTA and a resource for LTA researchers, designers and builders. Emphasisis on engineering and technology.

Membership: open to all with an interest in LTA flight and the construction of LTA vehicles. Membership is currently free of charge. See signup button at the bottom of this page.

Quarterly magazine Aerostation merged with Lighter-Than-Air Institute's quarterly Gasbag (later Airshipworld) as of 1996. The last print issue was Volume 26, Number 4, December 2003. Since January 2004 we have published only to the Web. Issues can be dowloaded free of charge as .pdf files.
Volume 27, No. 1 (Spring 2004)
  Volume 27, No. 2 (Summer 2004)   Volume 27, No. 3 (Fall 2004)   Volume 27, No. 4 (Winter 2004) Volume 28, Nos. 1 & 2 (Spring/Summer 2005)   Volume 28, No.3 (Fall 2005)
Volume 28, No.4 (Winter 2005) Volume 29, Nos.1&2 (Spring/Summer 2006)

We also publish a three-volume set on how to Build Your Own Balloon.

Those interested in LTA modeling should check out Don James' Model Hot Air Blimps.
We also proudly publish Robert (Rex) Rechs' unique manual on Building Small Gas Blimps. A companion volume, Muscle Power Blimps, is also available.