Goodyear's famous blimps have taken their last flight.

FOX's Tonya J. Powers has the story:

Changes are coming to the Goodyear blimp. The helium was let out of the last of the fabled fleet of blimps on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean the familiar blue and gold aircraft won't be seen floating over sports events or awards shows. And you may not even be able to tell the difference.

The blimp's replacement, "wingfoot two" will look about the same, but instead of an inflatable blimp, it will be a dirigible with a frame. That means they keep their shape even when the helium is drained.

The new airships are faster, larger, easier to fly, and quieter. That could pay off when covering golf tournaments, cutting down on the noise like the blimps used to make.

They'll also be able to take off and land like a helicopter.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News.

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