FAA Blimp Alert, FCC Testin’ Errybody!

If you happen to see a strange object floating in our fair skies today, don’t worry – at least if it looks like the blimp in the photo shown above.

According to Notify NYC, the guv’ment will be deploying this dirigible for a test flight:

Notification issued 11/08/11 at 5:45 PM. Weather permitting, the U.S. Navy and the FAA will conduct capabilities flights using a U.S. Navy MZ-3A Airship (a blimp) in and around NYC tomorrow, 11/09/11, from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM.  The flights will be based out of Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, and will operate at altitudes of 1,000 feet and below. Please find a photo of this aircraft attached.

Oh, and the FCC is conducting its first nationwide test of the Emergency Broadcasting system today at 2:00 p.m.

Coincidence? We think not…