National Geographic : 1943 Jul
The National Geographic Magazine Staff Photographer Willard R. Culver When a Blimp Climbs Steeply into the Sky, There Is No Fear of a Fall This Lakehurst training ship, using no mooring mast, has just been eased aloft from the shoulders of the "car party," now scattering. Cadets join enlisted men at the lines, here hanging limp, to "learn the ropes." The white flag is a weather vane to give wind direction to the pilots. The figure in the windbreaker and light trousers is a chief petty officer noted for his ominous voice (page 91). The taxi wheel beneath the cabin allows the blimp to swing with the wind from the mooring mast like a ship at anchor.