By Dermot O'Sullivan
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Few people are aware that Rio de Janeiro contains one of the last remaining intact airship hangars in the world, located on the Air Force Base in the distant suburb of Santa Cruz.
Many people do not even know that zeppelins once traveled to what was then the capital city of Brazil. The first of these flights occurred in 1930, the zeppelin departing from Friedrichshafen in Germany on May 18th and landing in Recife before continuing on to Rio where it landed on May 25th.
Following a number of other flights, it . . .