First Flight of The Zeppelin
The German inventor and retired army officer Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin is the pioneer of rigid airship development. He formulated and developed in detail his notions in the 1980s, making the term ‘zeppelin’ standard for all rigid airships. He made his first flight with the LZ 1 over Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen in southern Germany on the 2nd of July, 1900. Theodor Kober, a twentieth-century German aviation engineer, also contributed to building the first Zeppelin. He produced technical drawings and detailed designs.