Airship Ventures located outside of San Francisco just closed their second round of fund raising for $2.5 million.
The company which operates the 246 foot long, 12 passenger zeppelin Eureka says this round was smaller than the original funding of $8 million and that the number of customers who are willing to pay the $500 per flight have dropped since the economic downturn and will result in a "longer ramp up". Note the look the pilot gives the gentleman when he asks if she is the only woman pilot that does this. Yeah, like there are so many zeppelin pilots out there! Who cares if its a woman or a martian?