Today we received an update on the Class 5 ULM (Ultralight Airship) Voloris 900 from France. Airship Europe posted about the current project of La Chaîne Météo. Since my French is not so great, I have to rely on auto translated content, and my last bit parts of French that are left. So the airship made a stopover at an airport near Paris as Airship-Europe reports. The French weather channel La Chaîne Météo is making a 3500km tour with the Voloris 900 airship producing regular video reports promoting the channel. The videos of the project can be seen on their website. The 7 women appearing in the videos where casted as TV presenters and are reporting about their experiences and life on the road and in the air until September 2007.
The airship used during the videos, is the Voloris 500 an ultralight airship there is a dedicated website for the Class 5 ULM. The 31 meter airship seats two people and has a cabin that is unusually hanging from the envelope instead of being attached to it. We are going to try to find out more about this unusual blimp and report about it as soon as we find out more.