Valley by Blimp



George Brich in front of the Columbia II blimp. Order #00113103

In a story that ran in the Valley Times on January 1, 1964, intrepid staff photographer George Brich rode along with pilot Lee Cermack in the new Goodyear Blimp, the Columbia II, and captured stunning aerial views of the Valley.

Staff reporter Jerry Custis wrote of the experience, “From the air the Valley is an incredibly green, unbelievably broad land. It’s tree-shaded residential areas, jutting buildings, jammed parking lots — even the mosaics of its swimming pools — stretch further than the eye can distinguish. It’s like no other part of the city.”

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