Manitoba professor refuses to abandon airship dream after storm destroys life’s work

Published by The National Post on August 18th, 2016:

"Things were looking pretty good for Barry Prentice at 5:30 p.m. on July 20. He was at home as the weather reports rolled in about a wild storm heading for Winnipeg, bringing rain, high winds and tornadoes with it. At 5:30 p.m., however, all was tranquil. Prentice, a professor of supply management at the University of Manitoba, figured that his baby — the Sky Whale — an airship (picture a blimp, only with a rigid interior skeleton) prototype that he had spent five years and $1 million of his and a partner’s life savings developing, would safely ride out the gnarly weather in their research hangar at St. Andrews Airport northeast of the city." by Joe O'Connor Click here to read this article.