Snoopy was in the air over Knott’s Berry Farm on Saturday.
No, not a flying beagle on top of a red dog house. It was Snoopy Two, the MetLife blimp.
The dirigible floated over Knott’s Berry Farm’s Camp Snoopy for a few hours, promoting the opening of the new Peanuts movie.
“It’s like being in a boat in the sky,” is how pilot Cesar Mendez described flying the light-than-air ship. “We keep it slow and low – 30 mph and 1,000 feet above the ground,” he said.
The blimp will be floating over Westwood on Sunday for the premier of The Peanuts Movie. It will be over Southern California for the rest of the week.
Here are some MetLife Blimp highlights:
• MetLife has two full time blimps in the United States Snoopy One, and “Snoopy Two.”
• Snoopy One has a blue tail fins and control car and Snoopy Two’s are red.
• The blimp has no structure inside, just helium and an air bladder.
• Together, Snoopy One and Snoopy Two combine to travel approximately 120,000 miles per year
• Only 4 people can fly in the blimp at one time
• Snoopy Two spends the winter west of the Rockies. Snoopy One stays in Florida.
• Snoopy Two has been to 88 locations this year including its biggest job — following the PGA tour.