Goodyear Blimp in town for Notre Dame vs. Michigan

GOSHEN, Ind. – The Goodyear Blimp touched down in Goshen at around 5:30 p.m. on Friday in preparation for Saturday’s game where Notre Dame will take on Michigan.

The crew members had some special insight about how big of a crowd will show up for the 125th Anniversary of Notre Dame football.  The blimp normally lands at Goshen Municipal Airport because hotels near airports closer to South bend are usually full, this year so many fans are packing into Michiana that the only hotel the crew could find is in Warsaw.

“It’s great, the crowd is huge always,” said Senior Pilot James Kosmos.  “The Notre Dame following's great."

Of course, the pilots fly over stadiums and football games across the country.  But, they told ABC 57 Notre Dame games are special because of the unique campus.

"As opposed to other stadiums we got 'Touch Down Jesus,'” Kosmos explained.  “You don't have that anywhere else."

Rain or shine, the blimp will be up for Saturday’s game.

"We try to wave at anybody that's waving at the games,” described Kosmos.  “So make sure you wave up, if I see you I'll wave back."

Kickoff for Notre Dame vs. Michigan is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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