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01/10/1928 Airship distance record

German hydrogen-filled rigid airship Graf Zeppelin made its first intercontinental trip. She travelled 9,926 km from Friedrichshafen in Germany to Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst in New Jersey. For many years it was longest airship flight. The record was broken in 1957 by American non-rigid Airship Snowbird.


  • Essentials 

  • LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin 

  • Design and development 

  • Operational history 

  • Significant flights 

  • Commercial operations and forced retirement (1932–1937)