High-Altitude Surveillance Blimps


A U.S. Border Patrol Aerostat hot-air surveillance balloon flies near the U.S.-Mexico border in La Joya, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images
A U.S. Border Patrol Aerostat hot-air surveillance balloon flies near the U.S.-Mexico border in La Joya, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images

It’s fairly easy to understand how a high-altitude surveillance blimp could be helpful for military use. But what happens when you bring the same technology to the civilian world? Join Scott and Ben as they discuss the pros and cons of these all-seeing eyes in the sky.