'Despicablimp' flies over Cincinnati on US tour

CINCINNATI -- A yellow blimp resembling a minion from the "Despicable Me" movies was spotted flying over Cincinnati and into Northern Kentucky Friday on its U.S. tour.

The "Despicablimp" is 55 feet high and 165 feet long and can hold eight passengers and a pilot. While it normally flies at an altitude of 1,000 feet, it can go as high as 10,000 feet to pass over a mountain range. The maximum speed is about 45 mph. 

The blimp is flown by two pilots: Allan Judd (Chief Pilot) and Terry Dillard. Both have over a decade of work in the field. 

You can track its cross-country tour here: Despicable Me!

 

 

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