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The Hood blimp at Beverly Airport (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)
The Hood blimp at Beverly Airport (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)
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Normally, the arrival of spring and the return of baseball brings a familiar site in the skies over Boston — the Hood blimp.

This year, the blimp won't be flying — it's a business decision by the dairy company.

But last summer, pilot Terry Dillard took us for a ride on what is one of a dozen blimps worldwide still flying. We wanted to know what it was like to be a passenger.

Correction: An earlier version of this Web story incorrectly reported that the Hood blimp is still flying over Boston, but the blimp is actually not flying this season. We regret the error.

Guest

Terry Dillard, Hood blimp pilot. He tweets @BlimpShots.

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Pilot Terry Dillard and Anthony Brooks riding in the Hood blimp. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)
Pilot Terry Dillard and Anthony Brooks riding in the Hood blimp. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)
A view of the Prudential Center and Boston Harbor from the Hood blimp. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)
A view of the Prudential Center and Boston Harbor from the Hood blimp. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)
A view of the Charles River from the Hood blimp. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)
A view of the Charles River from the Hood blimp. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)
A view from the Hood blimp of East Somerville, looking west towards Fresh Pond in Cambridge. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)
A view from the Hood blimp of East Somerville, looking west towards Fresh Pond in Cambridge. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)
From left to right, producer Alex Kingsbury, Anthony Brooks and pilot Terry Dillard give a "thumbs up" after a successful flight on the Hood blimp. (WBUR)
From left to right, producer Alex Kingsbury, Anthony Brooks and pilot Terry Dillard give a "thumbs up" after a successful flight on the Hood blimp. (WBUR)

This segment aired on May 4, 2015.

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