Staff photo by Danerdi Thompson
Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

The Metlife Blimp comes in for a landing at the Gardner Municipal Airport on July 6. The blimp overnighted in Gardner last weekend on its way from Chickasaw, Okla., to a golf tournament in Davenport, IA. Several Gardner patrons were on hand to take photographs and watch the blimp descend into the municipal airport last Friday. The blimp’s pilot, Joel Cox, hails from Stilwell, Kan. The light craft travels at approximately 45 miles per hour and does not have a bathroom.