A business flying a new generation of airships is being set up by two Shropshire businessmen. Straightline Aviation will be based at Halfpenny Green Airport near Bridgnorth.
The airships will transport goods and passengers to normally inaccessible areas of Africa, Canada and even China. Mike Kendrick, from near Bridgnorth, runs the Mineseekers Foundation based at the airport. He is behind the scheme along with his business partner and fellow Shropshire resident Mark Dorey. In two years time the pair say Straightline will have a fleet of four to six hybrid airships flying passengers and freight.
The ships are not expected to fly regularly over the West Midlands, but the global operation will be based at the airport in Bobbington.