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Manitoba professor refuses to abandon airship dream after storm destroys life’s work

Published by The National Post on August 18th, 2016:

“Things were looking pretty good for Barry Prentice at 5:30 p.m. on July 20. He was at home as the weather reports rolled in about a wild storm heading for Winnipeg, bringing rain, high winds and tornadoes with it. At 5:30 p.m., however, all was tranquil. Prentice, a professor of supply management at the University of Manitoba, figured that his baby — the Sky Whale — an airship (picture a blimp, only with a rigid interior skeleton) prototype that he had spent five years and $1 million of his and a partner’s life savings developing, would safely ride out the gnarly weather in their research hangar at St. Andrews Airport northeast of the city.” by Joe O’Connor

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