Are you looking for something to do on the Fourth of July? If you are in the SoCal area – and you have $1,200 to spare – then you might want to buy a seat on Eureka, “the world’s largest airship”. It is set to return to the Seal Beach area for “flight-seeing” tours on the Fourth of July holiday.
Among the sights you will get to enjoy are 360 degree views of various fireworks displays, including one at the Los Alamitos Joint Training Base – if the weather allows it, that is. The flight is set to cruise at a thousand feet above the Pacific Coast.
If you cannot afford to be up in the air, though, then you can still spend time with Eureka from down below. You can witness a team, lead by former Navy SEAL Geoff Reeves, make a parachute jump from the Zeppelin, the first attempt as such a stunt. Eureka will reportedly fly at 3000 feet to Queen Mary Event Park, the landing target for the jumpers. Make your way to Long Beach on Thursday if this is more in your league; Eureka is set to be flying over the park from 10:45 until 11:30 in the morning. The jump is reportedly scheduled for 11 am.
Eureka was last in the SoCal area in May, with sold-out one- and two-hour tours that took passengers to a different kind of sightseeing experience over the Queen Mary, Long Beach Harbor, the Sunset Strip and the Hollywood sign. There will be Eureka tours scheduled for July 3 – 7; those who are interested can visit airshipventures.com.
Those who could not make it to Fourth of July weekend’s Eureka trips may need to what till Labor Day weekend when the next round of tours is scheduled.