Well there's good news for fans and supporters of the whole Bigfoot blimp concept. This was just posted by Jeff Meldrum on his Facebook page:
"It appears that life has been breathed back into the Falcon Project. William has met with a benefactor who has committed a quarter million dollars worth of airships (3) and much supporting equipment to the effort. More details to follow."
And William Barnes had this to say:
We got 3 drone airships today donated to the falcon project...we will be flying in 3 to 5 months from now I .....hope ....great day for the research world in this field, they need work to fit all the thermal cameras to them and RC control panel and so on, we are 1/2 there to start flying,,,,,(: