Designers, Tinkerers & Builders

BlimpWorks is based in Statesville, North Carolina. For over 30 years we’ve been manufacturing blimps, balloons, and every kind of lighter-than-aircraft imaginable. Our products are used for indoor and outdoor advertising, aerial photography, scientific data collection, pressure chambers, and persistent surveillance platforms.

The company was founded in 1986 by ballooning legend Tracy Barnes. Tracy is world renowned for his design innovations in hot air balloons, airships, utility blimps and advertising blimps. He has received awards from the Queen of England, the Smithsonian Institute, the Balloon Federation of America and is currently the holder of 11 World Altitude records in ballooning.

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