Skykitten being carried from the hangar for a flight.
The design is described as a hybrid air vehicle. Although filled
with helium it is heavier than air, and remains fairly firmly
on the ground until it moves forward and acting as a flying
wing, generates aerodynamic lift. Sixty percent of its lift
is from helium, 40 percent from aerodynamic forces. The hull
is much wider than high, approaching the shape of a primitive
Note the inflatable dangling
skirt which acts as an undercarriage.