GALLERY: Goodyear blimp at Norwich

The blimp which drew confused glances when it floated across the Norwich skyline on Sunday evening was plain for all to see tonight.

The Goodyear Blimp was fully lit up as it flew around Carrow Road to carry out aerial camera work for Sky Sports during Norwich City's televised Premier League match against Sunderland.

The blimp is the aerial safety ambassador blimp of tyre dealer Goodyear, which is currently flying across the UK throughout September and October as part of the 2011 Goodyear Safety Tour.

The blimp came across the city from the Bowthorpe direction on Sunday night, having flown over the Etihad Stadium in Manchester for Manchester City's match against Everton on Saturday and landed at Norwich International Airport.

With the blimp running late, the sight of the floating lights above Norwich in the dark had got some people confused.


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But tonight it was fully lit up for all to see; first flying across for a test flight at 4.30 pm and then setting off for its full flight from 6.40pm.

Chief pilot Mark Finney and his crew then stayed up in the air for the rest of the night.

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For more about the campaign, go to www.goodyearblimp.co.uk

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